Spontaneous Biliary Perforation, Liver Cysts, and Abscesses

  • Mark Davenport


This is a peculiar condition which seems limited to the first few weeks of life whereby perforation occurs in the extrahepatic bile duct typically leading to bile in the peritoneal cavity, abdominal distension and jaundice. It should be distinguished from spontaneous perforation in a pre-existing choledochal malformation, said to occur in about 5–10% of all large series.


Spontaneous biliary perforation Liver cysts Liver abscess 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Paediatric SurgeryKing’s College HospitalLondonUK

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