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Mirizzi syndrome associated with hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm: a case report.

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Title: Mirizzi syndrome associated with hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm: a case report.
Authors: Anderson, O
Faroug, R
Davidson, BR
Goode, JA
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract:  INTRODUCTION: This is the first case report of Mirizzi syndrome associated with hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old man presented with painful obstructive jaundice and weight loss. Computed tomography showed a hilar mass in the liver. Following an episode of haemobilia, angiography demonstrated a pseudoaneurysm of a branch of the right hepatic artery that was embolised. At surgery, a gallstone causing Mirizzi type II syndrome was found to be responsible for the biliary obstruction and a necrotic inflammatory mass and haematoma were found to be extending into the liver. The mass was debrided and drained, the obstructing stones removed and the bile duct drained with a t-tube. The patient made a full recovery. CONCLUSION: This case highlights another situation where there may be difficulty in differentiating Mirizzi syndrome from biliary tract cancer.
Content Version: Published version
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2008
Citation: J Med Case Reports Vol.( 2 ) No.( ) pp 351 -
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/6104
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-2-351
DOI: 10.1186/1752-1947-2-351
Start Page: 351
Journal / Book Title: J Med Case Rep
Volume: 2
Copyright Statement: © 2008 Anderson et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Conference Place: England
Appears in Collections:Department of Surgery and Cancer

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