Spontaneous nonfistulous barium reflux into the biliary tract: Association with duodenal ulcer disease: A report of four cases

Ariel Prober, Martin Tobi, Yaron Niv

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Abstract

Reflux of barium into the bile duct system during a barium study of the upper gastrointestinal tract is rare in the absence of spontaneous or postoperative fistula. We report four patients, three men and one woman, who had such reflux, associated with active duodenal ulcer disease, shown at radiologic and endoscopic investigation. Reflux of gastrointestinal contents into the biliary tract can result from peptic ulcer disease with duodenal involvement. The finding does not necessarily imply fistulous communication, ulcer performation, or surgical emergency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-76
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biliary tract
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Duodenobiliary reflux

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