Corpus ID: 25926083

Protein plugs cause symptoms in patients with choledochal cysts.

  title={Protein plugs cause symptoms in patients with choledochal cysts.},
  author={K. Kaneko and H. Ando and T. Ito and Y. Watanabe and T. Seo and T. Harada and F. Ito},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={92 6},
OBJECTIVES Symptoms in patients with choledochal cysts are believed to be caused by pancreaticobiliary maljunction. However, this anomaly alone cannot explain the occurrence of symptoms. The aim of this study was to elucidate the etiology of the symptomatology in patients with choledochal cysts. METHODS Clinical data and preoperative and operative cholangiopancreatography were reviewed in 55 consecutive patients with choledochal cysts seen between 1980 and 1996. RESULTS The bile duct was… Expand
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