Surgery Today

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 77–79

Type VI biliary cyst: Report of a case

Authors

  • William C. Conway
    • Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic SurgeryJohn Wayne Cancer Institute
  • Simon H. Telian
    • Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic SurgeryJohn Wayne Cancer Institute
  • Nabil Wasif
    • Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic SurgeryJohn Wayne Cancer Institute
  • Singh Gagandeep
    • Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic SurgeryJohn Wayne Cancer Institute
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-008-3789-4

Cite this article as:
Conway, W.C., Telian, S.H., Wasif, N. et al. Surg Today (2009) 39: 77. doi:10.1007/s00595-008-3789-4

Abstract

An isolated cyst of the cystic duct is an extremely rare lesion. Only single case reports are documented in the literature. The most accepted classification system of biliary cysts, the Todani classification, does not include this lesion. We report a case of isolated cyst of the cystic duct. The initial referral was for evaluation of a gallbladder mass discovered during evaluation of abdominal pain. Preoperative diagnosis was challenging as multiple imaging studies were unable to differentiate this lesion from a choledochal cyst. Surgical planning thus included cyst excision and biliary reconstruction. Operative exploration revealed a type VI biliary cyst and cholecystectomy with cystic duct ligation near the common bile duct was curative.

Key words

Cystic ductBiliary cystCholedochal cyst

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