[Skip to Navigation]
Sign In
May 1976

Obstructive Jaundice and Renal Masses

Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery (Drs Sannella and Stanton) and radiology (Dr Langevin), St Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(5):585-586. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360230085017

• An 82-year-old patient with obstructive jaundice secondary to simple renal cyst also suffered pain and vomiting from partial duodenal obstruction. The symptoms were relieved by aspiration of 1,750 ml of fluid. This reaccumulated over a five-year period when aspiration again relieved his symptoms, which then only consisted of epigastric fullness. Review of the literature shows jaundice to be an extremely rare symptom of renal cyst.

(Arch Surg 111:585-586, 1976)

Add or change institution