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HPB Surgery
Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 219-221
Case Report

Extrahepatic Biliary Papillomatosis Occurring After Removal of a Dysplastic Gall Bladder

Department of Surgery, Scarborough Hospital, Scalby Road, N. Yorkshire, Scarborough Y012 6QL, United Kingdom

Received 13 August 1991; Accepted 18 December 1991

Copyright © 1993 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 case is presented of a woman who developed obstructive jaundice secondary to dysplastic mucinous papillomatosis two years after she had undergone cholecystectomy and exploration of the common bile duct. The gall bladder was dysplastic. It is suggested that the dysplastic glands removed from the common bile duct at the second operation either represented seedlings from dysplastic areas of the gall bladder or were a manifestation of dysplastic field change.