The Authors present a case of congenital dilatation of the common bile duct in adult life, selecting this lesion from the cystic dilatations of biliary tract group. The type I of biliary tract cystic dilatations is, in fact, considered a clinical-pathological situation apart, that, because of his frequence and his peculiar characteristics especially present in the adult, puts particular problems regarding his arrangement an treatment. The most recent aspects of etiophatogenetic and therapeutic problems of this lesion are treated. The increased risk of neoplastic degeneration in the adult, the recognition of an anomalous pancreaticobiliary duct junction as etiophatogenetic fondamental cause and the necessity of a radical exeretic treatment in in opposition to the old therapheutic orientations are especi-5ally considered.
|Translated title of the contribution||Congenital dilatation of the common bile duct in an adult|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
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