Choledochal Cysts

  • Greg M. Tiao


A choledochal cyst is an uncommon but correctable cause of biliary obstruction that, if left untreated, can cause recurrent episodes of cholangitis and biliary cirrhosis. In the long term, chronic inflammation within the biliary epithelium may result in the development of a cholangiocarcinoma. Operative intervention is therefore warranted in all patients with a choledochal cyst.


Common Bile Duct Pancreatic Duct Biliary Tract Biliary Atresia Choledochal Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric and Thoracic SurgeryCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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