Choledochal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

45 years old female with a long history of abdominal pain, nauseas and post-prandial discomfort. On physical examination surgeon palpated an abdominal epigastric mass. No signs of jaundice were found.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

US shows a cyst mass near pancreatic head. 

 

Case Discussion

Ultrasound study shows a cystic mass between pancreatic head and the gallbladder. Smooth wall and homogeneous anechoic content was detected.

The study is compatible with dilatation of entire extrahepatic bile duct, that's also known as a true choledochal cyst. Is the type 1 of Todani classification of bile duct cysts.

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Case Information

rID: 12904
Case created: 31st Jan 2011
Last edited: 4th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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