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Uncommon cause of pancreatitis 20 years after cholecystectomy
  1. Heng Chi1,
  2. Michael Staessens2,
  3. Wim J Lammers1,
  4. Pieter Jan F de Jonge1
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Heng Chi, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands; h.chi{at}

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A 65-year-old woman with a medical history of cholecystectomy 20 years ago was referred to our hospital for recurrent colic pain in the upper abdomen with intermittent cholestatic liver enzyme abnormalities. She also experienced an episode of acute pancreatitis 2 weeks before the presentation. CT showed a dilated common bile duct with a hyperdense object of 10×4 mm in the distal common bile duct, suspecting …

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  • Contributors HC and PJFdJ: drafting the article and finalising the article. MS and WL: finalising the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.