Where in the biliary system are choledochal cysts found?

Updated: Jul 01, 2020
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Choledochal cysts are congenital bile duct anomalies (see the image below). These cystic dilatations of the biliary tree can involve the extrahepatic biliary radicles, the intrahepatic biliary radicles, or both.

Computed tomography (CT) scan of a choledochal cys Computed tomography (CT) scan of a choledochal cyst involving the common hepatic duct.

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