Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1993 Mar;13(1):133-136.

Cholangiocarcinoma Arising in Choledocal Cyst


Choledochal cyst is a relatively rare disease entity considered to be a congenital cyatic dilatation of the common bile duct. Since occurrence of malignant tumor in choledochal cyet was first reported by Irwin and Morrison in 1944, approximately 100 more cases of malignant tumors arising in congenital choledocal cyst have been reported in the world, and the risk of malignant tumor related to choledochal cyst have been reported 2.4-14%. Recently, we experienced a case of adenocarcinoma arising in choledochal cyst in 39 year-old woman who was diagnosed by ERCP and cholangioscopy with forceps biopsy, and was treated with en bloc resection of the choledochal cyst along with the pancreatic head and duodenum.


Bile duct neoplasm; Choledochal cyst
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