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Case Report  |   July 1992
Mirizzi syndrome (hepatic duct obstruction)
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Case Report   |   July 1992
Mirizzi syndrome (hepatic duct obstruction)
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1992, Vol. 92, 930. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.7.930
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1992, Vol. 92, 930. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.7.930
Abstract

The Mirizzi syndrome is an uncommon cause of obstructive jaundice. In 1948, Mirizzi characterized a syndrome in which common hepatic duct obstruction occurs because of impacted stones in the gallbladder neck or cystic duct. The authors report a case demonstrating this syndrome. They discuss the radiographic features and report the features found on a computed tomographic cholangiogram that have not been previously described. Computed tomography-cholangiography may be helpful in evaluating patients with suspected Mirizzi syndrome.