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Mymensingh Med J. 2007 Jan;16(1):113-6.

Choledochal cyst.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.


Choledochal cyst, a congenital anomaly, is a premalignant condition. Progressive damage to the bile ducts and to the liver parenchyma may also have association with the condition. Subsequent risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma may be lessen by early diagnosis and prompt definitive surgical treatment, that may even permanently correct the condition. A young lady was admitted into Mymensingh Medical College Hospital and was presented with pain in the upper abdomen associated with intermittent vomiting for several months. Her per abdominal examination revealed an ill defined mass in the epigastrium and right hypogastrium with diffuse tenderness. Patients may also present with attacks of jaundice of obstructive type, but this was absent in this particular case. Diagnosis of choledochal cyst was confirmed by the ultrasound. On exploration, the cyst was excised and Hepatico-jejunostomy and jejuno-jejunostomy was done by Roux-en-Y method. Her post operative period was uneventful and followed up till to date. Purpose of this presentation is to emphasize early diagnosis and definitive treatment of this developmental anomaly that may predispose to malignancy.

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