An uncommon etiology of cholestatic jaundice: Intraductal mucinous papillary tumor of the bile duct

Akshra Verma, Andrew Batey, Eugene Greenberg, Ikechukwu Uzoaru

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Abstract

Intraductal papillary mucinous tumors (IPMT) are known to occur in the pancreas but rarely can occur in the bile ducts. These tumors secrete mucin that may form mucous plugs resulting in biliary stasis, biliary duct obstruction and dilation. We report a case of IPMT of the biliary tract that presented with fatigue and a persistent cholestatic pattern of liver enzyme elevation and required a high index of suspicion to make the final diagnosis. The early recognition and treatment of these tumors is important, as unlike other bile duct tumors, these have a good prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-424
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume102
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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