Choledochal cyst: a 14-year surgical experience with 36 patients.

  title={Choledochal cyst: a 14-year surgical experience with 36 patients.},
  author={Kok Chai Tan and Edward R Howard},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={75 9},
The presentation and management of 36 patients with cystic dilatation of the biliary tree seen over a 14-year period is reviewed. There were 28 females and 8 males, a ratio of 3.5:1. The classic triad of jaundice, pain and an abdominal mass was seen in only seven cases. Twelve patients suffered recurrent pancreatitis. There were three cases of variceal haemorrhage from portal hypertension secondary to biliary cirrhosis, and one case of biliary peritonitis from a ruptured cyst. Internal drainage… CONTINUE READING


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