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Successful surgical treatment of Choledochal Cysts at SGH-Jeddah


Surgeons at the department of Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant surgery at SGH-Jeddah have successfully removed choledochal cysts in a 32-years-old patient.  The patient presented to the department of Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant surgery, headed by professor Amr Abdel AaL,  with severe abdominal pain , abnormal liver function , recurrent cholangitis and obstruction of the bile ducts. Physical examination, laboratory tests and abdominal ultrasound were performed. They detected the presence of choledochal cysts. Choledochal cysts  were treated successfully by surgical excision of the cysts with the formation of a roux-en-Y anastomosis hepaticojujenostomy to the biliary duct. Choledochal cysts are a rare medical condition which have been attributed to recurrent infection and obstruction of the bile ducts .The surgery lasted almost two hours without the use of a blood transfusion. After the operation, patient went to a hospital room where she spent 5 days before leaving the hospital. It is worth to mention that the Department of Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery works 7 days a week to serve patients .For more information please call 0569159842

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