Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 26, Issue 7, pp 753–757

Ciliated hepatic foregut cysts in children

Authors

  • Victor Zaydfudim
    • Department of SurgeryMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University
  • Michael J. Rosen
    • Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University
  • Lynette A. Gillis
    • Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University
  • Hernan Correa
    • Department of PathologyMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University
  • Harold N. Lovvorn III
    • Department of SurgeryMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University
  • C. Wright Pinson
    • Department of SurgeryMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University
    • Department of SurgeryMonroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University
    • Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver TransplantVanderbilt University Medical Center
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-009-2468-x

Cite this article as:
Zaydfudim, V., Rosen, M.J., Gillis, L.A. et al. Pediatr Surg Int (2010) 26: 753. doi:10.1007/s00383-009-2468-x

Abstract

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 × 4.5 cm CHFC and suggest that all patients with suspected CHFC undergo prompt evaluation and complete cyst excision.

Keywords

Hepatic cyst excisionLiver cystPediatric surgeryCiliated cyst

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