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Journal of Cytology & Histology

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Bile Duct Brushings in a Jaundiced Woman

Alfred J Garcia1 and Jennifer M Smith2*

1Fellow in Cytopathology, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

2Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Jennifer Smith
Los Angeles County and University of Southern California
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Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
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Received Date: September 26, 2015 Accepted Date: September 29, 2015 Published Date: October 01, 2015

Citation: Garcia AJ, Smith JM (2015) Bile Duct Brushings in a Jaundiced Woman. J Cytol Histol 6:i113. doi: 10.4172/2157-7099.1000i113

Copyright: © 2015 Garcia AJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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48 year old female with a history of choedocholithiasis who presented with recurrent abdominal pain and jaundice. Imaging ERCP revealed a high grade common bile duct stricture, choloenteric fistula, and an aberrantly placed stent. Bile duct brushings were performed on the high grade bile duct stricture (Figure 1).


Figure 1: Bile duct brushings showed abundant bacteria and a parasitic egg with a shouldered operculum (arrow) and terminal knob, consistent with Clonorchis spp.

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