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HPB Surgery
Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 117-120
Case Report

Obstructive Jaundice Associated with Polcystic Liver Disease

1Liver Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK
2Department of Radiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK

Received 20 July 1994

Copyright © 1996 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 65 year old patient with polycystic liver disease presented with obstructive jaundice thought to be a cholangiocarcinoma. Subsequent investigations demonstrated a large cyst compressing the confluence of the hepatic ducts. Percutaneous decompression of the biliary tree led to a complication necessitating surgery. Treatment options for symptomatic polycystic liver disease are reviewed.