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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 780-786

Total cyst excision with Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy for choledochal cyst management: a single-center experience

1 Department of General Surgery, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

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MD Wael Mansy
HPB Consultant, Department of General Surgery, Zagazig University, Zagazig
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DOI: 10.4103/ejs.ejs_80_20

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Background Choledochal cystis considered as a cystic dilatation of the biliary tract, which is a rare disease. It is more common in children, but its incidence and diagnosis are increasing in adults, representing 20% of the cases. Aim To evaluate morbidity and mortality rates following hepaticojejunostomy done for patients, either child or adult, with choledochal cyst. Patients and methods A total of 30 patients were evaluated, comprising 13 children and 17 adults. The study was done in the period from January 2013 till January 2020, in the Advanced Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Center, Zagazig University Hospital, Egypt. Results Abdominal pain was the commonest complaint in all patients. Jaundice was present in 80%. Total cyst resection with reconstruction of the biliary tract with a standard 60–60 cm Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy was done in 28 (93.33%) patients. Left hepatectomy was done in two patients with Caroli’s disease. There was no recurrence in our follow-up period. Conclusion Total cyst excision with Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy is the standard treatment of choledochal cyst. It was associated with low incidence of recurrence and also decreased long-term postoperative complications and malignancy.

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