October 1983

Another Facet of Mirizzi's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, and Cornell University Medical College, New York City.

Arch Surg. 1983;118(10):1221-1223. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390100083021

• Mirizzi's syndrome is a rare entity of common hepatic duct obstruction that results from an inflammatory response secondary to a gallstone impacted in the cystic duct or neck of the gallbladder. It results from an almost parallel course and low insertion of the cystic duct into the common hepatic duct. In a variant of Mirizzi's syndrome, the cause of the common hepatic duct obstruction was a primary cystic duct carcinoma rather than gallstone disease.

(Arch Surg 1983;118:1221-1223)