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Table 1 Details of the clinical presentations and past medical history (n = 144)

From: Acute obstructive cholangitis due to fishbone in the common bile duct: a case report and review of the literature

DetailsN (%)
Clinical Symptoms
 Abdominal discomfort or abdominal pain108 (75.0%)
 Fever/chills58 (40.3%)
 Jaundice/itch81 (56.3%)
 Acholic stools/dark urine14 (9.7%)
 Nausea/vomiting33 (22.9%)
 Melena2 (1.4%)
 Asymptomatic4 (2.8%)
 Not mentioned12 (8.3%)
Past Medical History
 Cholecystectomy83 (57.6%)
 ERCP (with sphincterotomy/Stenting)31 (21.5%)
 Common bile duct surgery16 (11.1%)
 Embolization/interventional operation9 (6.3%)
 Investigative laparotomy/abdominal surgery17 (11.8%)
 Bullet injury/shrapnel wounds18 (12.5%)
 Surgery/radiotherapy for carcinoma6 (4.2%)
 Foreign body ingestion2 (1.4%)
 Hydatid disease2 (1.4%)
 No special16 (11.1%)