Spontaneous biliary perforation presenting as gastric outlet obstruction

V. Kumar, Anindya Chattopadhyay, N. Bhat, P. L N G Rao

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Spontaneous biliary perforation (SBP) is a rare, surgically correctable cause of jaundice in neonates. The presenting feature is usually biliary ascites, and in rare cases, biliary peritonitis. This article reports a case of SBP, which presented with features of gastric outlet obstruction, leading to an erroneous preoperative diagnosis. Most probably this is the first report of such an unusual presentation of SBP. The child underwent exploratory laparotomy and a bilio-enteric bypass with drainage of the right subhepatic space, which led to a prompt resolution of the symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-363
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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