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Choledochal Cyst Excision

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Choledochal Cyst Excision

What is Choledochal Cyst Excision?

During choledochal cyst excision, a choledochal cyst is removed. These types of cysts cause the hepatic or biliary duct to enlarge, hampering bile drainage. During the procedure, the large duct is removed, and the small intestine is then moved up to the resected area.

Also Known As:

  • Cyst removal
  • Bile duct biopsy

Conditions Treated with Choledochal Cyst Excision:

Choledochal cyst excision is utilized to treat pancreatitis and choledochal cysts.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Choledochal Cyst Excision:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to choledochal cyst excision. Laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Choledochal Cyst Excision:

Choledochal cyst excision is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Choledochal Cyst Excision:

Possible risks following choledochal cyst excision include infection, bleeding, pancreatitis, respiratory complications and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia, damage to nearby organs and anastomosis leakage.

Prognosis after Choledochal Cyst Excision:

The prognosis for a positive end result following choledochal cyst excision is good.

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