Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 166–169 | Cite as

Rapid development of cirrhosis secondary to squamous cell carcinoma of the common bile duct

  • Paul O. Gulsrud
  • Milton Feinberg
  • Ronald L. Koretz
Case Report


A 68-year-old male underwent cholecystectomy with a normal operative wedge liver biopsy. Five months later he presented with secondary biliary cirrhosis and signs of portal hypertension and hepatocellular failure. At autopsy, a squamous cell carcinoma of the bile duct was found. This case represents an unusually rapid development of cirrhosis secondary to extrahepatic biliary obstruction with documentation of normal liver histology five months prior to his last admission.


Public Health Carcinoma Hypertension Bile Duct Squamous Cell Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul O. Gulsrud
    • 1
    • 2
  • Milton Feinberg
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ronald L. Koretz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and PathologyOlive View Medical CenterVan Nuys
  2. 2.UCLA-San Fernando Valley Medical ProgramUSA

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