Choledochal cysts diagnosed in pregnancy: A case report and review of treatment options

A. H. Nassar, N. Chakhtoura, D. Martin, E. Parra-Davila, D. Sleeman

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Abstract

An 18-year-old woman at 18 weeks' gestation presented with abdominal pain and jaundice. After extensive evaluation, she was diagnosed as having a choledochal cyst. Ten days after percutaneous drainage, she underwent complete excision and Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy anastomosis. At term, she delivered vaginally without complications. Although choledochal cysts are rare in pregnancy, it is important for the obstetrician to be familiar with the presentation and the best treatment modalities available. Delay in diagnosis and inappropriate treatment can result in maternal morbidity and fetal mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-365
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Choledochal cyst
  • Pregnancy
  • Treatment options

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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