EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT: An unusual case of biliary pain

Boujaoude, J.; Babbouci, B.; Chemaly, M.; Hachem, K.; Zoughbi, A.
August 2005
Gut;Aug2005, Vol. 54 Issue 8, p1106
Academic Journal
This article presents a question related to the differential diagnosis in an unusual case of biliary pain and its answer. A 62 year old woman presented with a one month history of increasing postpraridial epigastric pain radiating through to her back. No abnormalities were found at gastroscopy, on abdominal ultrasound, or after tomography. A stress test and echocardiography were normal. Endoscopic ultrasound showed the common bile duct on the left of the image as a linear hypoechoic structure. The patient underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.


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