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Laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision and Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy.


ABSTRACT: Congenital choledochal cysts are rare in adults. Due to the risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma, the current standard of care is complete excision of the cyst and reconstruction with hepaticojejunostomy. So far, more than 200 laparoscopic resections have been reported in adults, the majority being from Far Eastern countries over the last five years. Herein, the technique of laparoscopic type I choledochal cyst excision and hepaticojejunostomy is presented in a 37-year-old male with an accompanying video. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery are applicable for choledochal cyst excision as well. We believe that teamwork, expertise on intracorporeal suturing and hepatobiliary surgery are central issues for this operation.

SUBMITTER: Kayaalp C 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4942164 | BioStudies | 2016-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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