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HPB Surgery
Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 245-250
Case Report

Choledochal Cyst and Chronic Pancreatitis — Treated by Proximal Pancreatectomy

Department of Surgery, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK

Received 10 December 1990; Accepted 13 March 1991

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.


A 32-year-old woman with a choledochal cyst (Todani type I) developed recurrent acute pancreatitis leading to calcific chronic pancreatitis. She had previously been treated with two cyst drainage procedures and subtotal cyst excision. This association between choledochal cyst and chronic pancreatitis has not been previously reported. Severe continuing symptoms led to pylorus-preserving proximal pancreatoduodenectomy, which was undertaken to prevent future carcinoma in the cyst remnant and progression of the chronic pancreatitis