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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 68, No. 6, 2006, pp. 316-317
Bioline Code: is06091
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 6, 2006, pp. 316-317

 en Case Report-Gallbladder cyst with an anomalous junction of the cystic duct
Hirano Yasumitsu, Tatsuzawa Yasuhiko, Shimizu Junzo, Kawaura Yukimitsu, Ishikawa Norihiko, Watanabe Go

Abstract

Gallbladder cyst is a rare entity. We herein report a case of gallbladder cyst with an anomalous junction of the cystic duct and review the literature. A 49-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with cholecystolithiasis. Computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography showed a few stones in the gallbladder. Multi-slice CT cholangiography showed an anomalous junction of the cystic duct which drained into the right hepatic bile duct. At surgery, a smooth mass-like lesion was noted at the fundus of the gallbladder. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed without bile duct injury owing to the preoperative information on the cystic duct. The resected specimen showed a cystic lesion 3.0x2.5 cm in size at the fundus of the gallbladder filled with colorless mucus. Histopathologically, the inner surface of the cyst was lined by a single layer of columnar epithelium without dysplasia.

Keywords
Anomalous junction, gallbladder cyst, multi-slice computed tomography cholangiography

 
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