Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2010 Jun;40(6):396-400.

A Case of Tubular Adenoma of the Common Hepatic Duct Accompanied with Gallbladder Carcinoma

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea. thlee9@lycos.co.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.


Biliary adenoma is rarely found in the biliary tract, and there are currently few reported cases of tubular adenoma. Biliary adenoma most often occurs on the duodenal ampulla and the next most common site is on the common bile duct. Because the clinical signs, symptoms and the laboratory findings of these lesions may be similar to malignant biliary diseases, it is difficult to differentiate benign biliary adenoma from malignancy. Therefore, the diagnosis of these tumors tends to be delayed and physicians usually make the pathologic confirmation after a surgical operation. We experienced a case of the simultaneous occurrence of tubular adenoma of the common hepatic duct and gallbladder carcinoma, and all this was diagnosed and treated with common hepatic duct resection and a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy operation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of biliary tubular adenoma accompanied with gallbladder carcinoma arising from tubulovillous adenoma.


Common hepatic duct; Tubular adenoma; Gallbladder carcinoma
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