Cholangiocarcinoma as a late complication of choledochoenteric anastomoses

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1986 Sep;147(3):513-5. doi: 10.2214/ajr.147.3.513.


Two cases of cholangiocarcinoma developing several years after choledochoenteric anastomoses are reported. It is speculated that these may represent heretofore unrecognized late complications of this procedure. The intermittent chronic obstruction with bile stasis and recurrent inflammation may be causative factors in the development of cholangiocarcinoma after choledochoenterostomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma, Bile Duct / diagnostic imaging
  • Adenoma, Bile Duct / etiology*
  • Bile Duct Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Bile Duct Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Cholangiography
  • Common Bile Duct / diagnostic imaging
  • Common Bile Duct / surgery*
  • Common Bile Duct Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Common Bile Duct Neoplasms / etiology
  • Hepatic Duct, Common / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Intestines / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Time Factors