Resection of Choledochal Cyst

  • Amy E. Lawrence
  • Katherine J. DeansEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical care of patients with choledochal cysts as performed by laparoscopic and open approaches. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps needed, equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as that found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure:
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    Cyst dissection and excision

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    Hepaticoduodenostomy or Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy



Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Choledochal cyst Hepaticoduodenostomy Hepaticojejunostomy Pancreaticobiliary malunion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric SurgeryColumbusUSA

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