The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 68, Issue 4, pp 361–363 | Cite as

Spontaneous biliary perforation presenting as gastric outlet obstruction

Clinical Brief


Spontaneous biliary perforation (SBP) is a rare, surgically correctable cause of jaundice in neonates. The presenting feature is usually biliary ascites, and in rare cases, biliary peritonitis. This article reports a case of SBP, which presented with features of gastric outlet obstruction, leading to an erroneous preoperative diagnosis. Most probably this is the first report of such an unusual presentation of SBP. The child underwent exploratory laparotomy and a bilio-enteric bypass with drainage of the right subhepatic space, which led to a prompt resolution of the symptoms

Key words

Spontaneous bile duct perforation Gastric outlet obstruction 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Kumar
    • 1
  • A. Chattopadhyay
    • 1
  • N. Bhat
    • 1
  • P.L.N.G. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryKasturba Medical College, ManipalKarnatakaIndia

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