Title

Acute Obstructive Choledocholithiasis: A Case of Elusive Gallstones on Imaging

Division

East Florida

Hospital

JFK - MU

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

6-7-2020

Keywords

choledocholithiasis, endoscopy, biliary, gall stones

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine

Abstract

Acute choledocholithiasis results when stones form in the gallbladder and then pass into the common bile duct, where they may become lodged and cause obstruction. To our knowledge, very few cases are reported in which multiple imaging techniques had failed to detect the presence of gallstones, as per current literature review. We report a case of a 73-year-old woman with nausea, vomiting, and jaundice who was found to have choledocholithiasis with negative imaging on abdominal ultrasound (US), CT, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP).

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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