Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 344–345 | Cite as

Fistulous communication of pseudocyst to the common bile duct: A complication of pancreatitis

  • T. DeVanna
  • M. G. Dunne
  • P. J. Haney
Short Reports


A pseudocyst developed in a child following acute pancreatitis and spontaneously drained into the common bile duct, a rare occurrence previously described only in adults. The imaging findings are similar to those of a choledochal cyst; serial sonograms enabled diagnosis by documenting evolution of the lesion and should be of value in demonstrating resolution.

Key words

Pseudocyst Children Common bile duct Pediatrics Choledochal cyst 


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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. DeVanna
    • 1
  • M. G. Dunne
    • 1
  • P. J. Haney
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of Maryland HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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