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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.


    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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