Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

West J Emerg Med

Abstract

Choledochal cysts are rare but serious bile duct abnormalities are found in young children, usually during the first year of life.1 They require urgent surgical intervention due to the risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma.2 Clinicians should consider this diagnosis and perform a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) when a child presents to the emergency department (ED) with findings of jaundice, abdominal pain, and the presence of an abdominal mass. We present the case of a six-year-old child presenting only with abdominal pain upon arrival to our ED and was ultimately diagnosed by POCUS to have a choledochal cyst.

Volume Number

16

Issue Number

4

Pages

568-71

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/08/13

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Emergency Medicine

Additional Departments

Pediatrics

PMID

26265970

DOI

10.5811/westjem.2015.4.25407


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