Neurofibroma of the bile duct: A rare cause of obstructive jaundice

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.
Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (Impact Factor: 1.27). 03/2013; 95(2):38-40. DOI: 10.1308/003588413X13511609955931
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Neurofibromas of the common bile duct are extremely rare. The lack of specific clinical or radiological features makes preoperative diagnosis in the absence of histology difficult. We report the case of a female patient who presented with obstructive jaundice and evidence of a common bile duct stricture on imaging. She underwent an exploratory laparotomy, and intraoperative frozen section confirmed clear margins and a benign lesion. Excision of the extrahepatic bile duct and A Rouxen-Y hepaticojejunostomy was performed. We discuss the clinical features and management of neurofibromas of the bile duct in light of the literature.

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