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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Type VI Choledochal Cyst: A Rare Case Presenting with Acute Pancreatitis

Ambuj Agarwal, Divij Jayant, Kailash Chand Kurdia, Arunanshu Behera

Keywords : Acute pancreatitis, Intraoperative diagnosis, Type VI choledochal cyst

Citation Information : Agarwal A, Jayant D, Kurdia KC, Behera A. Type VI Choledochal Cyst: A Rare Case Presenting with Acute Pancreatitis. World J Lap Surg 2022; 15 (3):255-257.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1512

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Choledochal cyst (CDC) of cystic duct, i.e., choledochal cyst type VI is an extremely rare clinical entity, with few case reports only. Even the Todani classification of choledochal cyst does not include as a separate entity. Most of choledochal cyst VI is asymptomatic. For an accurate diagnosis, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is required. There is no consensus regarding the management of the cystic duct cyst due to the rarity of the disease, but treatment alternatives extend from laparoscopic cholecystectomy to complete excision of the biliary duct with bilio-enteric reconstruction. We present a case of middle-aged woman who presented with biliary pancreatitis and managed with interval laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Choledochal cyst type VI had been identified intraoperatively.

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