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Am J Gastroenterol. 1997 Jun;92(6):1062-3.

Spontaneous rupture of a bile duct and its endoscopic management in a patient with Caroli's syndrome.

The American journal of gastroenterology

N Chalasani, C C Nguyen, N Gitlin


  1. Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.

PMID: 9177539


Caroli's syndrome is a condition of cystic dilation of intrahepatic bile ducts that communicate with the extrahepatic biliary tree. Patients with Caroli's syndrome are prone to develop several complications. These include bacterial cholangitis, biliary sludge, calculi, and cholangiocarcinoma. We describe an adult patient with Caroli's syndrome in whom spontaneous rupture of a bile duct developed with consequent biliary peritonitis, which was successfully managed with endoscopic stent placement.

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