Atrophy of the Left Lobe of the Liver Caused by Intrahepatic Bile Duct Stone and Cholangitis, Report of a Case H. Amano 1 , T. Fuji 1 , K. Kinugawa 1 , F. Asagami 1 , T. Aibe 1 , K. Harima 1 , T. Takemoto 1 , M. Azuma 2 1The First Department of Internal Medicine, Yamaguchi University, School of Medicine 2The Third Department of Internal Medicine, Kagawa Medical University pp.459-462
Published Date 1984/4/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403107011
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 The patient, a 64 year-old woman, has complained of right upper quadrant pain, fever, and general fatigue. There was no abnormality seen in the liver or biliary enzymes in the blood test.

 However, moderate dilatation of the biliary duct with several small stones and long stricture of the left intrahepatic bile duct with remarkably proliferated branches were demonstrated on ERCP films. Therefore, she was strongly suspected to have bile duct carcinoma before the surgical operation.  By detection after the operation, this lesion was proved atrophy of the left lobe of the liver which was caused by intrahepatic biliary stones and cholangitis repeated for a long time.

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