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September 1980

Acquired Bile Duct Stricture in Childhood Related to Blunt Trauma: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics (Drs Kendall, Chapoy, and Ament), and the Departments of Surgery (Dr Busuttil) and Medicine (Dr Kolodny), UCLA Center for the Health Sciences.

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(9):851-854. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130210035010

• A 13-year-old boy had obstructive jaundice following several episodes of blunt abdominal trauma. At surgery, a stricture of the common bile duct, for which no other cause could be found, was identified and corrected. We describe our approach to the problem of obstructive jaundice in childhood. In most cases, the application of ultrasonography or computerized tomography and appropriate transhepatic cholangiography can yield a presumptive diagnosis before surgical exploration.

(Am J Dis Child 134:851-854, 1980)