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Hepatic hilum-type II choledochal cyst masquerading as gallbladder duplication
  1. Anish Chowdhury,
  2. Cherring Tandup,
  3. Amaresh Aruni and
  4. Vanji Nathan Subramani
  1. General Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Cherring Tandup; ctandup{at}


Choledochal cyst and gallbladder duplication are rare congenital anomalies. They typically are surgical problems of infancy or childhood but rarely may present in adults also. Despite high resolution imaging, the differentiation of type II choledochal cyst from gallbladder duplication often causes the diagnostic dilemma; which may result in high risk for intraoperative iatrogenic injury. Operative management of choledochal cyst is the definite treatment because of its malignant potential. A type II choledochal cyst arising from the hepatic hilum presenting as gallbladder duplication on imaging has not been reported earlier in the literature and here we present a case report of the same which was managed successfully.

  • biliary intervention
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • general surgery

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  • Contributors CT contributed to writing and editing, critical review. AC contributed to manuscript preparation and final submission. AA contributed to manuscript preparation, critical review and data collection. VNS contributed to review and data collection.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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