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July 14, 1951

JAUNDICE IN ACUTE SUBLEUKEMIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA DUE TO OBSTRUCTION OF THE COMMON DUCT BY PORTAL NODES

Author Affiliations

Martinsburg, W. Va.

From the Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration Center.

JAMA. 1951;146(11):987-988. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670110007002
Abstract

The object of this report is to call attention to a case of severe jaundice that resulted from an unusual obstruction of the common bile duct by enlarged portal lymph nodes. Jaundice due to obstruction of the common bile duct by portal lymph nodes has been frequently mentioned but seldom seen.

REPORT OF A CASE  A white truck driver, 29, was admitted on April 12, 1950, complaining of a swelling in the right side of the neck for 10 days. He was in excellent health until three months prior to admission, at which time there was gradual onset of pain in the chest and back. This was described as a constant, dull, aching pain across the anterior part of the right side of the chest and a constant, dull, aching pain in the right lumbar region. The pain was not aggravated by respiration or motion. He had general malaise, lassitude,

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