Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1992 / Article

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Volume 6 |Article ID 760296 |

Sebastian Leong, Young-In Kim, Robin Gray, Paul Kortan, Gregory Haber, "Endoscopic and Surgical Management of Intrabiliary Rupture of Hydatid Liver Cyst", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 6, Article ID 760296, 5 pages, 1992.

Endoscopic and Surgical Management of Intrabiliary Rupture of Hydatid Liver Cyst

Received14 Feb 1992
Revised27 Apr 1992


A man with hydatid disease complicated by intraabdominal cyst rupture 15 years earlier, presented with cholestatic jaundice. There was intrabiliary rupture of a hydatid liver cyst on endoscopic retrograde cholangiography. Sphincterotomy was performed allow clearance of hydatid material obstructing the bile ducts and insertion of a nasobiliary catheter for irrigation and drainage. Definitive surgery was performed. While endoscopic management is gaining recognition for relieving biliary obstruction in hydatid cystobiliary rupture, surgery is still required for patients who continue to pass hydatid debris obstructing the biliary tree and increasing the risk of cholangitis.

Copyright © 1992 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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