Etiology of choledochal cysts: Two instructive cases

L. Gorenstein, S. M. Strasberg

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The etiology of choledochal cysts is controversial. The authors report two cases which show that type 1 cysts (axial dilatation of the common bile duct and common hepatic duct) may be caused by a biliary web and that some choledochoceles (type 3 cyst) may actually be duodenal duplications (i.e., having an outer wall of smooth muscle lined with gastrointestinal mucosa and being adherent to the gut).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-367
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985


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