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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [choledochal Cyst: A 10-year Experience]
Author: Pereira, L H
Bustorff-Silva, J M
Sbraggia-Neto, L
Bittencourt, D G
Hessel, G
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Choledochal cyst is a rare abnormality usually found in infancy and childhood and mainly in females. Outcome depends on early diagnosis, complete resection of the cyst and proper hepaticoenterostomy.OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the outcome of 18 patients operated in ten years. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Age ranged between 20 days and 13 years (mean 3 years). Fifteen (83%) were female and 03 (17%) male. Signs presented included 15 (83%) with jaundice, 11 (61%) with dark urine, 10(55%) with pale colored stools, 09 (50%) with abdominal pain and palpable mass in only 02(11%). Ultrasonography identified the cyst in 14 (77%) patients. Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography demonstrated a long common duct in three of four cases. Anatomical types were: 09 type I, 01 type II, 07 type IV and 01 type V. Except for one patient who had a type V cyst, all patients underwent cyst resection plus Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy. There were two (11%) early postoperative deaths related to deterioration of liver function. Thirteen (86%) of the 15 patients available to follow-up were symptom-free without late complications at a mean period of three years, and two (14%) patients developed chronic pancreatitis.
Citation: Jornal De Pediatria. v. 76, n. 2, p. 143-8
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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