Choledochal cyst: case reports and current concepts.

Abstract

Choledochal cyst is an unusual but serious condition which most commonly affects Oriental people. Recent experience of three patients with this condition in whom diagnosis was made by ultrasound examination is reported. Cholangiography (ERCP or PTC) was performed in two of the cases to define the anatomy. All three cases were successfully managed by cyst excision and biliary reconstruction by Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy. The rationale for and importance of cyst excision are discussed.

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