HENRY G. HAGER JR., M.D.; WESLEY VAN CAMP, M.D.
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Congenital hemolytic jaundice and primary carcinoma of the gall-bladder are both relatively rare diseases. The occurrence of the two in our patient was probably not a mere coincidence—the former condition was undoubtedly indirectly responsible for the later fatal disease. It was because of this probable etiological sequence of events (congenital hemolytic jaundice → cholelithiasis at an early age → primary carcinoma of the gall-bladder and death at 36 years of age) that we are reporting this unusual case.
A white, 36 year old coast guardsman was admitted to the U. S. Marine Hospital, Kirkwood, Missouri, on October
HAGER HG, VAN CAMP W. PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE GALL-BLADDER IN A PATIENT WITH CONGENITAL HEMOLYTIC JAUNDICE1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:823–827. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-5-823
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(5):823-827.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology.
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