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Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 Jul;26(7):753-7. doi: 10.1007/s00383-009-2468-x. Epub 2009 Sep 16.

Ciliated hepatic foregut cysts in children.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. vic.zaydfudim@vanderbilt.edu


Ciliated hepatic foregut cyst (CHFC) is a rare foregut developmental malformation usually diagnosed in adulthood; however, rare cases have been reported in the pediatric population. CHFC can transform into a squamous cell carcinoma resulting in death despite surgical resection of the isolated malignancy. We report the presentation, evaluation, and surgical management of a symptomatic 17-year-old girl found to have a 6.5 x 4.5 cm CHFC and suggest that all patients with suspected CHFC undergo prompt evaluation and complete cyst excision.

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