Demonstration of a choledochal cyst by means of oral cholecystography has not been reported in the American medical literature until recently. Moseley1 presented the first case so demonstrated. The patient was a 5-year-old white girl. More recently, Paulino,2 of Rio de Janeiro, reported a case in a 22-year-old woman. To my knowledge, the case herein presented is the third to appear in the American literature. As in the original case, the patient is a child.
Report of Case
A 13-year-old Negro boy was admitted to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on June 8, 1957, as a patient of Dr. Richard W. Deatrick. For the preceding six days he had been having colicky epigastric and periumbilical pain. He had vomited intermittenly during this period. The urine was described as "dark yellow." Enemas had revealed "gray" stools.The past history revealed similar attacks of abdominal pain since the age of 5