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Dilation of intraheptic bile ducts in choledochal cyst: case report with follow-up review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  999505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty-five cases of intrahepatic dilation of the bile ducts associated with choledochal cyst have been found in the literature, mostly reported over the past five years. Obstructive jaundice is often not present at an early stage in this group of patients, but dissociation of the serum bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase levels could be an early manifestation of this condition. Recent advances in diagnosis and new concepts of the cause and surgical management are reviewed. A case is reported where choledochocystojejunostomy was performed using automatic stapling instruments. Disappearance of symptoms, normalization of liver functions, and reduction in size of the cysts were observed during the two-year postoperative period.
J M Loubeau; F M Steichen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0004-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Surg     Publication Date:  1976 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-25     Completed Date:  1977-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716528     Medline TA:  Arch Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1384-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alkaline Phosphatase / blood
Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic*
Biliary Tract Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Bilirubin / blood
Common Bile Duct / surgery*
Cysts / surgery*
Dilatation, Pathologic / surgery
Jejunum / surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
635-65-4/Bilirubin; EC Phosphatase

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