BARRY F. HAWKINS, M.D.; WILLIAM N. WEAVER, M.D.; W. PATTON FITE SR., M.D.
No reference has been found as to possible length of life in an adult after complete irremediable obstruction of the common bile duct has occurred. Infants with congenital atresia of the bile ducts may live as long as 24 to 30 months, and Holt and McIntosh1 mention one who lived for more than three years. The following case is presented to record the length of life of a 62 year old woman after the occurrence of completely obliterative chronic cholangitis involving all of the extrahepatic biliary radicals.
A 62 year old white female housewife was first seen by
HAWKINS BF, WEAVER WN, FITE WP. LENGTH OF LIFE OF AN ADULT AFTER DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLETELY OBLITERATIVE CHRONIC CHOLANGITIS(LENGTH OF LIFE OF AN ADULT AFTER DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLETELY OBLITERATIVE CHRONIC CHOLANGITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:367–372. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-367
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(2):367-372.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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