A 45-year-old female patient presented to us with cholangitis. There was leucocytosis with neutrophilia, raised serum bilirubin (4.4 mg/dl), raised alkaline phosphatase (630 IU/1), normal transaminase levels, and a normal coagulation profile. Ultrasonography (USG) revealed the presence of a shrunken gallbladder with stones in the neck, an abrupt change in the dilated common hepatic duct (CHD) to a normal caliber below the stone, and a dilated proximal biliary tree. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) revealed an impacted stone at the mouth of the cystic duct with a dilated ductal system above it. The preoperative diagnosis was Mirizzi’s syndrome.
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Published online: February 16, 2007
Accepted: November 1, 2006
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