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J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun;47(6):e5-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.01.066.

Biliary duplication cyst with heterotopic gastric mucosa resulting in obstruction of the biliary system: a case report.

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  • 1Section of Pediatric Surgery, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5245, USA.


Biliary tract duplication cysts with heterotopic gastric mucosa are rare congenital anomalies, with our case representing only the fourth reported case in the literature. An 8-year-old girl with several months of abdominal pain was found to have a complex cystic mass communicating with the biliary system via the common hepatic duct. Intraoperatively, inflammation caused by the cystic mass was found to have resulted in a Mirizzi-like syndrome, with a nearly complete obstruction at the confluence of the left and right hepatic ducts. Histopathologic examination of the biliary mass revealed it to be a duplication cyst lined by heterotopic gastric mucosa with secondary ulceration and fibrosis. Biliary duplication cysts are a rare but important process that should be considered in a child with a mass in the portal triad and biliary obstruction.

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