The Indonesian Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Digestive Endoscopy
VOLUME 13, NUMBER 2, August 2012

Acute Pancreatitis as a Complication of Choledochal Cyst

Wibawa, I Dewa Nyoman (Unknown)
Koncoro, Hendra (Unknown)

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Publish Date
08 Jan 2012


Choledochal cysts (CCs) are rare congenital disorders of the biliary tree which are associated with biliary tract and pancreatic complications. Its etiology is still unknown, but some evidences suggest that CCs are caused by infection during embryogenesis. The laboratory evaluation reveals abnormalities due to pancreatobiliary complications, such as ascending cholangitis, cholecystitis, and pancreatitis. Radiologic examination may delineate the structural abnormalities occured in CCs and confirm the diagnosis. The major mortality is caused by cholangiocarcinoma. This case discussed the diagnosis and treatment of a 20-year-old male with choledochal cyst and its complications. Management consists of therapy on complication and definitive therapy. Keywords: choledochal cyst, acute pancreatitis, cholecystitis

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The Indonesian Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Digestive Endoscopy is an academic journal which has been published since 2000 and owned by 3 Societies: The Indonesian Society of Gastroenterology; Indonesian Association for the Study of the Liver; The Indonesian Society for Digestive ...