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February 28, 2016
|Vol. 3, Issue 1|
A Rare Case of Biliary Atresia and Choledochal Cyst in a Premature Infant
Abigail B Podany, Ryan M Juza, Sosamma T Methratta, Peter W Dillon, Mary C Santos, Brett W Engbrecht, Robert E Cilley, Dorothy V Rocourt and Karmaine A Millington
Corresponding author: Dorothy V Rocourt, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, 500 University Drive, H1113, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Recent case reports have described variants in the classification of biliary atresia and choledochal cyst requiring the expansion of the classical system for describing these anomalies. This in effect, further obscures the line between these two previously separate entities while highlighting the difficulties of intraoperative differentiation of biliary atresia, cystic biliary atresia, choledochal cyst, and Caroli's disease. In our case report, we describe a 34-week premature infant who developed a direct hyperbilirubinemia and was found to have an atypical presentation of choledochal cyst and biliary atresia.
Citation: Podany AB, Juza RM, Methratta ST, Dillon PW, Santos MC, et al. (2016) A Rare Case of Biliary Atresia and Choledochal Cyst in a Premature Infant. Int J Surg Res Pract 3:037.