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Yonsei Med J. 1999 Feb;40(1):84-9.

Villous adenoma of the bile ducts: a case report and a review of the reported cases in Korea.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Villous adenomas are benign epithelial lesions with malignant potential which can occur at any site in the gastrointestinal tract. They are usually encountered in the rectum and colon, less frequently in the small bowel and very rarely in the biliary trees. Nine cases of bile duct villous adenomas have been reported in the literature. However, 4 cases of bile duct villous adenomas have been reported in the Korean literature. Recently, we experienced a case of villous adenoma in the common hepatic duct in a 77-year-old man presenting with obstructive jaundice in which preoperative histologic diagnosis of villous adenoma played a critical role in managing this patient. Herein, we present a case report of bile duct villous adenoma and a review of the reported cases in Korea to help define and manage this rare disease entity in the bile ducts. In addition, confusing nomenclature of bile duct adenomas is discussed.

PMID:
10198612
DOI:
10.3349/ymj.1999.40.1.84
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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