Is preventive resection of the extrahepatic bile duct necessary in cases of pancreaticobiliary maljunction without dilatation of the bile duct?

@article{Aoki2001IsPR,
  title={Is preventive resection of the extrahepatic bile duct necessary in cases of pancreaticobiliary maljunction without dilatation of the bile duct?},
  author={Tatsuya Aoki and Akihiko Tsuchida and Kazuhiko Kasuya and Masahiro Endo and Keiichi Kitamura and Yasuhisa Koyanagi},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={107-11}
}
BACKGROUND No consensus has been reached on whether preventive resection of the extrahepatic bile duct is necessary in cases of pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) without dilatation of the extrahepatic bile duct (undilated type). METHODS Sixty-eight patients with PBM underwent corrective surgery and several clinical characteristics and pathological findings including K-ras point mutation were evaluated. RESULTS Unlike dilated bile duct, none of the patients with undilated type duct had… CONTINUE READING