An unusual case of choledochal cyst causing hepatic failure requiring orthotopic liver transplantation

P. Castaldo, G. L. Grazi, R. P. Wood, Rodney Smith Markin, R. J. Stratta, Alan Norman Langnas, J. H. Clark, Byers W. Shaw

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The authors describe a case of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in a patient with an infantile form of choledochal cyst that progressed to severe hepatic failure. Choledochal cyst must be included in the differential diagnosis of extrahepatic biliary obstruction in infants; it represents an additional reason to consider early exploratory laparotomy, both for diagnosis and to perform definitive excision. In the event that end-stage liver disease develops, OLT should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1557-1559
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992



  • Choledochal cyst
  • biliary cirrhosis, secondary
  • liver transplantation, orthotopic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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