Endoscopic treatment of a case of obstructive jaundice secondary to portal cavernoma

L. Solmi, A. Rossi, R. Conigliaro, R. Sassatelli, L. Gandolfi

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Abstract

Biliary changes secondary to portal hypertension are uncommon. These patients do not usually present clinical or biochemical evidence of cholestasis. This report describes one case of obstructive jaundice due to portal cavernoma. The obstructive jaundice appeared in adulthood in a patient who had developed the portal cavernoma during childhood. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography allowed both the diagnosis and the palliative treatment of the stenosis of the common bile duct, avoiding risky surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume30
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Portal cavernoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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