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Duodenal pseudotumour: a silent impacted common bile duct calculus.
  1. P. J. Finch,
  2. J. Haddock,
  3. A. Grundy
  1. Department of Medicine, St George's Hospital, London, UK.

    Abstract

    We report the case of a man with mild dyspeptic symptoms referred for barium meal, who was initially thought to have a duodenal tumour. Subsequent investigation showed this to be a pseudotumour caused by impaction of a gallstone in the distal common bile duct, and endoscopic sphincterotomy effected a cure. This readily treatable condition should be remembered when filling defects are demonstrated in the duodenal loop.

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