Extra-hepatic biliary injury secondary to blunt abdominal trauma: A successful management strategy

Published in Injury Extra in 2011

T. W. Tan, L.T. Teo, M. T. Chiu
Trauma Service, Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Abstract

Extra-hepatic bile duct injury from blunt abdominal trauma is uncommon. Complete traumatic transection of the common bile duct (CBD) with subsequent complication of a choledochoduodenal fistula is extremely rare and only a handful of reports are found in the medical literature. We describe a 20-year-old male patient who presented with a complete transection of the CBD following blunt abdominal trauma and his subsequent planned staged management.

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