The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Case Report

A Predisposing Factor for Spontaneous Choledochal Cyst Perforation: Esophageal Dilatation Procedures

Eurasian J Med 2009; 41: 59-62
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Abstract

Cyst rupture is one of the rarest complications of choledochal cysts (CC). We report an 8-year-old boy with CC rupture leading to bile peritonitis following repeated esophageal dilatations for corrosive stricture, and discuss how the esophageal dilatation procedures might constitute a predisposing factor for CC perforation.

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