Successful endoscopic unroofing for a pediatric choledochocele

Isamu Saeki, Yukiko Takahashi, Toshiharu Matsuura, Shunichi Takahata, Masao Tanaka, Tomoaki Taguchi

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Abstract

A choledochocele (type 3 choledochal cyst) is rarely observed in children. A 6-year-old boy experienced abdominal pain approximately 6 times in the previous 5 months. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography findings revealed a small cyst in the distal common bile duct. An endoscopic examination was performed, and a choledochocele was detected at the duodenal papilla. Endoscopic unroofing was successfully performed, and the postoperative course was uneventful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1643-1645
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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