Spontaneous biliary perforation in a 3-month old

Vallery Logedi, Erik N. Hansen

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Abstract

Spontaneous biliary perforation is a rare cause of jaundice in young children. A 3-month old girl presented to a referral facility with a history of jaundice and abdominal distension. Investigations suggested a hepatic cyst but on exploration, she was found to have bilious ascites and a sub-hepatic biloma consistent with spontaneous biliary perforation. Intraoperative cholangiogram demonstrated an intact biliary tree and normal duodenal drainage. Closed-suction drainage of the sub-hepatic collection alone led to complete resolution of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume39
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bile duct perforation
  • Infant
  • Jaundice
  • Spontaneous biliary perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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