Incidentally detected cholangiocarcinoma in an explanted liver with biliary atresia after Kasai operation
Version of Record online: 28 DEC 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Volume 17, Issue 2, pages E62–E66, March 2013
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Incidentally detected cholangiocarcinoma in an explanted liver with biliary atresia after Kasai operation, , , , , , , , , , , , .
- Issue online: 26 FEB 2013
- Version of Record online: 28 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 NOV 2012
- National Center for Child Health and Development. Grant Number: 21A-4
- biliary atresia;
- living donor liver transplantation;
- incidental carcinoma;
This report presents the case of a 30-yr-old woman with BA who developed incidental cholangiocarcinoma following the Kasai operation. She showed progressive liver dysfunction and cirrhosis at the age of 30 yr and underwent LDLT. A 4-cm-diameter liver tumor in the anastomotic site of portoenterostomy was incidentally found as a result of a pathological examination of the explanted native liver. The tumor was pathologically diagnosed to be intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Although cholangiocarcinoma in patients with BA has been previously reported in only three cases, it should be nevertheless always considered in the differential diagnosis of hepatic tumors during a long follow-up course in patients with BA.