Ascending Cholangitis due to Heavy Lifting

M J Bakkum, R J L F Loffeld

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Gallstone disease is the most common risk factor for cholangitis. In an anatomically normal bile duct system, cholangitis does not occur without the presence of stones. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography with papillotomy and stone extraction is a well-established curative therapy for gallstones in the common bile duct. More important, papillotomy prevents recurrent episodes. The present case report describes a 73-year-old male with recurring cholangitis in a clear bile duct system after previous papillotomy. An etiology of duodenal reflux into the common bile duct due to heavy lifting is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-503
Number of pages4
JournalCase reports in gastroenterology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

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