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Cystic lesions of the biliary tree: Proposal for a revised classification system.
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PMID:  22353273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A biliary cyst is a congenital dilatation of the extrahepatic and/or intrahepatic biliary tract. It occurs in approximately 1:100 000 - 1:150 000 live births, being most common in Japan and among females. Approximately 80% of these cysts are diagnosed before the age of 10, when they classically present with a triad of right upper quadrant pain, a mass and jaundice. In adults, this triad is unusual, and abdominal pain with tenderness is usually the only initial feature. Alonso-Lej and colleagues first proposed a classification system for bile duct cysts in 1959, which was later modified by Todani and colleagues in 1977.
T G Mofokeng; R Barry; O C Buchel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0038-2361     ISO Abbreviation:  S Afr J Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-02-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984854R     Medline TA:  S Afr J Surg     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202     Citation Subset:  IM    
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