Choledochal cyst

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Synonyms: Congenital cystic dilatation of the biliary tract

A rare biliary tract disease characterized by congenital fusiform or cystic dilatation of intra- and/or extrahepatic bile ducts. Females are much more often affected than males. Clinical signs and symptoms include abdominal pain jaundice presence of a palpable abdominal mass nausea vomiting or fever. Depending on the age of the patient the condition may be complicated by stone formation hepatomegaly rupture with subsequent bile peritonitis cholangitis cholecystitis biliary strictures pancreatitis or secondary biliary cirrhosis. The risk of malignancy particularly cholangiocarcinoma is significantly increased.

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