WILLIAM F. CERNOCK, M.D.
Jaundice resulting from obstruction of the common bile duct by invasion of the duct or by pressure from enlarged portal nodes is frequently mentioned, but actual reports are rarely found. Textbooks1-7 mention obstructive lesions associated with leukemia, infectious mononucleosis, lymphosarcoma, Hodgkin's disease, gummas and carcinoma without quoting specific references.
A review of the literature since 1900 disclosed only five reported cases of obstructive jaundice caused by metastatic lesions in the ducts or by compression from enlarged lymph nodes. Herbut and Watson8 reported three cases, two associated with carcinomas of the colon and one with a lymphosarcoma. Bile duct obstruction, due
CERNOCK WF. JAUNDICE DUE TO METASTATIC OBSTRUCTIVE LESIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:369–371. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-2-369
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