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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 268760, 4 pages
Case Report

Mirizzi Syndrome: From Ultrasound Diagnosis to Surgery—A Case Report

Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedale di Circolo di Busto Arsizio, Presidio Ospedaliero di Saronno, U.O. Chirurgia Generale e Toracica, Piazzale Borella, 21047 Saronno, Italy

Received 6 December 2012; Accepted 28 December 2012

Academic Editors: S. S. Kim and N. D. Merrett

Copyright © 2013 Dario Pariani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The Mirizzi syndrome is a rare disorder that usually presents with jaundice and cholangitis; its lack of recognition in the diagnostic path could have serious consequences for the patient undergoing cholecystectomy. Here we describe the clinical case of a jaundiced patient from the ultrasound suspect of Mirizzi syndrome to the surgical treatment.