Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 63, Issue 10, pp 2536–2540 | Cite as

When Lightning Strikes Twice

  • Ioana Baiu
  • Gregory W. Charville
  • Brendan C. VisserEmail author
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Case Presentation and Evolution

A 69-year-old woman was evaluated in a local Emergency Department with a 2-week history of worsening abdominal discomfort, decreased appetite, vomiting, jaundice, and dark urine. Her total bilirubin at that time was 7.0. An abdominal ultrasound revealed mild bilateral intrahepatic biliary ductal dilation and a heterogeneous hyperechoic lesion in the left hepatic duct. A computed tomography (CT) scan was notable for intrahepatic biliary dilatation, greater in the left lateral segment (Fig.  1). She subsequently underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which revealed left-sided intrahepatic biliary ductal dilation, abruptly terminating at the location of a lesion in the left lobe of the liver. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and biliary stenting were performed. Endoscopic ultrasound documented a 3 × 2 cm mass in the common hepatic duct; fine-needle aspiration was interpreted as consistent with adenocarcinoma. Tumor markers revealed...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioana Baiu
    • 2
  • Gregory W. Charville
    • 3
  • Brendan C. Visser
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of Clinical PathologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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