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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 236-238
Case report: Cholangiocarcinoma in a choledochal cyst


Department of Radiodiagnosis, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Arti Chaturvedi
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Command Hospital Air Force, Airport Road, Bangalore - 560 007
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.41836

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Cholangiocarcinoma is a dreaded complication of unresected choledochal cysts, with an incidence approaching 20-30% in early adulthood. The risk of cholangiocarcinoma remains high where an internal drainage procedure has been performed and the cyst has been partially resected or left unresected. We report a case of cholangiocarcinoma occurring in an unresected choledochal cyst following a drainage procedure in infancy and highlight the role of PET/CT in its diagnosis.


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