May 23, 1980

Common Bile Duct Obstruction and Cholangiohepatitis in Clonorchiasis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Denver.

JAMA. 1980;243(20):2060-2061. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300460042025

This report describes a patient with common bile duct obstruction and cholangiohepatitis. Patients with clonorchiasis are usually asymptomatic and treatment is limited to complications. Treatment consists of cholecystectomy, choledochotomy, and T-tube drainage. A bypass procedure is indicated in cases of heavy infestation and recurrent disease.

(JAMA 243:2060-2061, 1980)