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Choledochal cyst: a case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  15532237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: We present our first experience in managing a case of choledochal cyst in a two and half year old girl highlighting the difficulties in the management together with a review of literature. METHOD: A two and half year old girl presented to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. A pertinent clinical evaluation with abdominal ultrasound allowed accurate pre-operative diagnosis. RESULTS: A young girl with a right hypochondrial mass confirmed as choledochal cyst by ultrasound scans. Haematological parameters were normal but deranged clotting profiles were corrected with vitamin-K injection before surgical drainage. CONCLUSION: High index of suspicion with abdominal ultrasound scan allowed accurate pre-operative diagnosis of choledochal cyst that was successfully managed by surgical drainage, when attempted dissection of cyst wall for excision failed.
B M Gall; A G Madziga; A U Hamid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1115-2613     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Med     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-09     Completed Date:  2004-12-02     Revised Date:  2006-01-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888321     Medline TA:  Niger J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Choledochal Cyst / classification,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Erratum In:
Niger J Med. 2005 Oct-Dec;14(4):461

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