Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1991 / Article

Brief Communication | Open Access

Volume 5 |Article ID 620508 |

Patricia Shipley, Barry Baylis, Noel Hershfield, Robert Lui, Norman CW Wong, "Spontaneous Rupture of a Nonparasitic Hepatic Cyst Associated with Peritonitis", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 5, Article ID 620508, 3 pages, 1991.

Spontaneous Rupture of a Nonparasitic Hepatic Cyst Associated with Peritonitis

Received15 Jul 1991
Accepted07 Oct 1991


The first report of a nonparnsitic cyst complicated by rupture and peritonitis is given. A 63-year-old female found to have a nonparasitic hepatic cyst was discharged from hospital when her symptoms of sharp intermittent pains in the right upper quadrant resolved spontaneously. Hours later, she was re-admitted with rupture and peritonitis. After hepatic cystojejunostomy (Roux-en-y) and T-tube placement in the common bile duct, the patient remains asymptomatic two years later.

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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