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Acta Médica Costarricense

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ARROYO MARTINEZ, Laura; MONTERO CARVAJAL, Royner  and  AYI WONG, José. Quiste del colédoco como causa de dolor abdominal: revisión de un caso y bibliografía. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2004, vol.46, n.3, pp.149-151. ISSN 0001-6002.

Choledochal cyst is a dilatation of a component of the biliary tree and it may include both intra and extrahepatic sites. They are classified into five types, all of which are relatively rare. Previously, choledochal cysts were treated with biliaryenteric bypass procedures. The current recommendation is to attempt their complete excision to minimize the known risk of fecoming malignant and the development of recurrent cholangitis or pancreatitis that may occur in these patients. We present here the case of a 21 year old woman with abdominal pain and jaundice due to a type 1 choledochal cyst. The cyst was removed and patient did fine.

Keywords : quiste del colédoco; dolor abdominal.

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