A rare cause of acute abdomen: spontaneous common hepatic duct perforation

Pulat H., Karakose O., Benzin M. F. , SABUNCUOĞLU M. Z. , ÇETİN R.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.22, no.1, pp.103-105, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Spontaneous extrahepatic bile duct perforation is generally seen in infants. Although rarely seen in adults, it may be seen with fatal bile peritonitis. Therefore, for a patient presenting with acute abdominal symptoms, differential diagnosis must be made with radiological imaging such as abdominal ultrasonography or computed tomography, without any loss of time. In these imaging tests, in cases of gallstone disease together with perihepatic free fluid or choledocus which can not be monitored, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis. An emergency surgical intervention should be planned to avoid serious complications. The aim of this paper was to present the rare cause of acute abdomen which developed associated with spontaneous common hepatic canal perforation in an adult.