Choledochal Cysts (cont.)
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- What is a choledochal cyst?
- What are the symptoms and complications of choledochal cysts?
- How are choledochal cysts diagnosed?
- How are choledochal cysts treated?
- Find a local Gastroenterologist in your town
How are choledochal cysts treated?
The best way of treating choledochal cysts is to surgically remove them and reconstruct the bile ducts that were affected. The cyst should be completely removed whenever possible. If the ducts cannot be reconstructed, they should be sewn to the intestine so that bile can drain freely out of the ducts.
REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Choledochal cysts.
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