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Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 12, Issue 8, pp 618–619 | Cite as

Ductoplasty for an aberrant hepatic duct in a choledochal cyst

  • T. Todani
  • Y. Watanabe
  • A. Toki
  • Y. Sato
  • K. Ogura
  • S. Yamamoto
  • Y. Furuta
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Abstract

The confluence of the right and left hepatic ducts at the hepatic hilum frequently shows normal anatomic variations. Choledochal cysts (CC) are also accompanied by similar variations, and devices for free drainage of bile are occasionally required in biliary reconstruction. We present a CC that had an aberrant posterior branch of the right hepatic duct draining into the distal common hepatic duct. A capacious hepaticoduodenostomy at the hilum was performed after joining the hilar and aberrant ducts.

Key words

Ductoplasty Anatomic variation Biliary reconstruction Choledochal cyst 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Todani
    • 1
  • Y. Watanabe
    • 1
  • A. Toki
    • 1
  • Y. Sato
    • 1
  • K. Ogura
    • 1
  • S. Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Y. Furuta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryKagawa MedicalKagawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric SurgeryHiroshima Prefectural HospitalHiroshimaJapan

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