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January 1979

Obstructing Phytobezoar of an Intrahepatic Bile Duct

Author Affiliations

From the Surgical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Arch Surg. 1979;114(1):86-87. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370250088019

• Drainage of a choledochal cyst with a cystogastrostomy allowed food to reflux into the liver, where it obstructed a major right hepatic duct and produced recurrent cholangitis. Partial hepatectomy was necessary for relief. Drainage of choledochal cysts with a long Roux-en-Y loop seems advisable.

(Arch Surg 114:86-87, 1979)