Gallstone pancreatitis with normal biliary radiology

Br J Surg. 1976 Nov;63(11):861-3. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800631106.


Three patients with relapsing gallstone pancreatitis and normal routine biliary radiology are reported and discussed. It is emphasized that when dealing with recurrent pancreatitis for which no cause is evident, normal conventional biliary radiology (oral cholecystogram and intravenous cholangiogram) should not necessarily be accepted as conclusive. The use of endoscopic cholangiography in such a situation is encouraging.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cholangiography / methods
  • Cholelithiasis / complications*
  • Cholelithiasis / diagnostic imaging
  • Endoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreatitis / complications*
  • Pancreatitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Recurrence