TITLE

METASTATIC BREAST CARCINOMA PRESENTING AS OBSTRUCTIVE JAUNDICE

AUTHOR(S)
Papo, Michel; Fernandez, Josefina; Quer, Juan Carlos; Sirvent, Juan Josep; Richart, Cristobal
PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct1996, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p2240
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A case of obstructive jaundice due to extrahepatic intraductal biliary metastasis from a breast carcinoma is reported. This clinical picture was a late manifestation and the first evidence of spread of the disease. The patient was treated by surgical decompression with relief of jaundice but died 5 months later. In patients with a history of carcinoma of the breast, the possibility of extrahepatic biliary metastasis should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of jaundice. Because this condition is amenable to palliation, it is important to differentiate it from jaundice due to hepatic involvement by this tumor.
ACCESSION #
16106756

 

Related Articles

  • Extrahepatic Obstructive Jaundice Due to Colorectal Cancer. Sung, Max W.; Bruckner, Howard W.; Szabo, Susan; Mitty, Harold A. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar1988, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p267 

    A prospective registry of patients with obstructive jaundice referred for percutaneous bile duct drainage found six patients with extrahepatic obstruction due to colorectal cancer in a 21-month period. This cause of jaundice in patients with colorectal cancer is not uncommon, and deserves...

  • CT imaging features of acinar cell carcinoma and its hepatic metastases. Bhosale, P.; Balachandran, A.; Wang, H.; Wei, W.; Hwang, R. F.; Fleming, J. B.; Varadhachary, G.; Charnsangavej, C.; Tamm, E. // Abdominal Imaging;Dec2013, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p1383 

    Objective: To evaluate and describe the computed tomography features of pure acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) and its liver metastases. Methods: Thirty patients were evaluated. Two radiologists evaluated imaging findings for each tumor for size, location, internal density, enhancement, tumor...

  • Value of preoperative biliary drainage in a consecutive series of resectable periampullary lesions. Singhirunnusorn, Jumpol; Roger, Lebeau; Chopin-Laly, Xavier; Lepilliez, Vincent; Ponchon, Thierry; Adham, Mustapha // Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery;Feb2013, Vol. 398 Issue 2, p295 

    Background: In cases with periampullary tumors, the practice of preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) is still debated without clear uniform indications. Our study focused on resectable cases with an obstructive jaundice candidate for curative surgery. Main endpoints were overall complication and...

  • PSEUDO-MIRIZZI SYNDROME IN ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS. Mergener, K.; Enns, R.; Eubanks, W. S.; Baillie, J.; Branch, M. S. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1998, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p2605 

    Common hepatic duct obstruction secondary to an impacted cystic duct stone is commonly referred to as the Mirizzi syndrome. Mirizzi syndrome is an uncommon cause of obstructive jaundice and can be mimicked by several other rare conditions. We describe a patient with a massively distended...

  • Evaluation of Serum Guanase in Clinical Diagnosis. Mandel, Emanuel E.; Macalincag, Lilia R.; Tiongson, Teresita; Tiongson, Estelita // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep1970, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p253 

    Serum guanase was measured in 301 patients with hepatobiliary disorders and in 99 patients suffering from other diseases. It was found elevated (above 5 units per ml.) on initial examination in 92 per cent of 103 patients with acute hepatitis, 67 per cent of 55 patients with obstructive jaundice...

  • Low Serum Creatine Phosphokinase Values in Patients with Acute Viral Hepatitis. Rotenberg, Z.; Weinberger, I.; Fuchs, J.; Davidson, E.; Erdberg, A.; Sperling, O.; Agmon, J. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr1984, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p276 

    Low values of serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) were found in a group of 27 patients suffering from acute viral hepatitis. The values were significantly lower than CPK values in a group of 25 patients with extra hepatic obstructive jaundice (23.3 ± 32.1 versus 163 ± 43 U/L, p <...

  • Primary Gastrointestinal Lymphoma Complicated by Common Bile Duct Obstruction: Report of Two Cases. Radhakrishnan, S.; Al Nakib, Basil; Al Liddawi, Hani; Al Ruwaih, Ayad // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1986, Vol. 81 Issue 8, p691 

    This report describes two cases, a case of primary small intestinal lymphoma and a case of gastroduodenal lymphoma both producing obstructive jaundice due to invasion of the common bile duct. Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed the lesions and the endoscopic biopsies confirmed the diagnosis of...

  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Presenting with Biliary and Partial Duodenal Obstruction. Farahvash, M. J.; Bastani, B.; Farahvash, M. R.; Irvanlou, G. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1990, Vol. 85 Issue 8, p1022 

    A young female with two episodes of obstructive jaundice and frequent postprandial vomiting over a 2-month period was found to have marked narrowing with irregularity of the mucosa of the descending duodenum and dense eosinophilic infiltration of the muscular and serosal layers. This unusual...

  • Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography for Evaluation of Obstructive Jaundice. Ishizaki, Yoichi; Wakayama, Tatsuro; Okada, Yoshiyuki; Kobayashi, Takeshi // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1993, Vol. 88 Issue 12, p2072 

    Objectives: Magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiography is a newly developed adjunctive tool for noninvasive evaluation of patients with obstructive jaundice. We discuss whether MR cholangiography can provide useful information about the biliary tract, compared with other diagnostic modalities....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics