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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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PROCHAZKA, R et al. Choledochal cyst in pregnancy and puerperium: report on two cases and review of literature. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.1, pp.79-84. ISSN 1022-5129.

A choledochal cyst is a cystic dilation of the intrahepatic or extrahepatic biliary tract. According to the most accepted theory, it is caused by an anomalous pancreatobiliary junction. The most important complications are cholangiocarcinoma, lithiasis, and pancreatitis. Current therapy is surgical resection. Only 20% to 30% of cases are diagnosed in adult life. Two cases of choledocal cysts are reported in female adult patients, one of them in late pregnancy and the other in puerperium. Diagnosis of choledochal cyst in pregnancy and puerperium is an uncommon event, entailing particular considerations regarding symptoms and treatment.

Keywords : Choledochal cyst; adult; pregnancy; puerperium.

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