oa South African Medical Journal - Congenital cystic dilatation of the common bile duct associated with accessory hepatic ducts
|Article Title||Congenital cystic dilatation of the common bile duct associated with accessory hepatic ducts|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Dec 1951|
|Pages||965 - 967|
|Keyword(s)||Common bile duct, Congenital cystic dilatation and Embryology|
The case is presented of a Cape Coloured female of 17 years in whom congenital cystic dilatation of the common bile duct was an incidental finding at autopsy. It is believed that this is the first case in which accessory ducts, communicating with the cyst, have been descriptionbed. A suggestion is made about the possible mode of origin of these ducts. The literature, especially with regard to cases manifesting during pregnancy, is discussed briefly, and the current view on aetiology and pathogenesis summarized.
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