Choledochal cyst associated with an accessory hepatic duct identified by intra-operative endoscopy: case report and literature review

Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Sep;24(9):1079-82. doi: 10.1007/s00383-008-2213-x. Epub 2008 Aug 6.


We report a case of a choledochal cyst (CC) associated with accessory hepatic duct (AHD) and review the literature, focusing on biliary reconstruction. CC is only rarely associated with AHD. Intra-operative endoscopy is invaluable for confirming anatomical relations and highly recommended for routine use. Reconstructive surgery is feasible for AHD in CC cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Choledochal Cyst / complications*
  • Choledochal Cyst / diagnosis*
  • Endoscopy, Digestive System*
  • Female
  • Hepatic Duct, Common / abnormalities*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intraoperative Period