Does pancreatico-biliary maljunction play a role in spontaneous perforation of the bile duct in children?

@article{Hasegawa2000DoesPM,
  title={Does pancreatico-biliary maljunction play a role in spontaneous perforation of the bile duct in children?},
  author={Toshimichi Hasegawa and Yuko Udatsu and Masahumi Kamiyama and Takuya Kimura and Takashi Sasaki and Akira Okada and Sotarou Mushiake},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2000},
  volume={16},
  pages={550-553}
}
Spontaneous perforation of the bile duct (SPBD) is a rare disease in children. Pancreatico-biliary maljunction (PBM) has been postulated to contribute to its etiology. We have treated three children with SPBD over 30 years, two of whom had PBM. There was one boy and two girls aged 10 months to 2 years with symptoms of abdominal distension, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice, and acholic stools. The diagnosis of SPBD was made by paracentesis showing biliary ascites, and primary biliary and intra… CONTINUE READING

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