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Type I choledochal cyst – an atypical presentation and an unusual association with single umbilical artery

Authors Nga T, Abdullah N, Levin G

Received 15 August 2013

Accepted for publication 28 November 2013

Published 25 November 2014 Volume 2014:4 Pages 209—212


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Telema Nga,1,2 Neelofar Abdullah,1,2 Garrett Levin1,2

1Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX, USA; 2El Paso Children's Hospital, El Paso, TX, USA

Abstract: A unique case of an asymptomatic newborn with type I choledochal cyst and a single umbilical artery is reported. Ultrasound imaging was used as a screening tool and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography as a method of adequate visualization. On day 8 of life, the patient had a laparotomy with resection of choledochal cyst, cholecystectomy, and reconstruction using a jejunal Roux-en-Y to portal plate.

Keywords: choledochal cyst, single umbilical artery, cholecystectomy

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