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Endoscopic Treatment of Cystic Dilation of the Bile Duct Stage III of TODANI, Complicated by Lithiasis.

MK. Hassen Khodja*

Corresponding Author: MK. Hassen Khodja, Self-employed gastroenterologist, Blida.

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Received Date: August 19, 2022

Published Date: September 01, 2022

Endoscopic Treatment of Cystic Dilation of the Bile Duct Stage III of TODANI, Complicated by Lithiasis.

We report the case of Mr MA 35 years old with a history of several episodes of self-limiting jaundice during adolescence, never explored, hospitalized for access of cholangitis without cholestasis. In imaging, it had a cystic dilation of the intraduodenal bile duct with a macro lithiasis within it of 03 cm, this which corresponds to Todani type III [Figure 1]. ERCP initially confirmed the diagnosis [Figure 2].

We made an incision in the bile duct cyst [Figure 3], which made it possible to extract the macro lithiasis, being careful not to release it in the hail, to avoid gallstone ileus [Figure 4]. Evolution was simple without complication and the endoscopic control at one year showed a collapse of the cyst without signs of degeneration.

Cystic dilation of the bile duct or choledococele is a rare malformation of the bile ducts, approximately 3000 cases have been described worldwide. There is an east-west gradient: 1 case/ 200,000 H in the countries Westerners and 1/15,000 M in Japan, and the female predominance is clear, with a sex ratio of 4F/1M [1,2].

Usually, this malformation is diagnosed during the neonatal period, or during childhood, following cholestatic jaundice; 50 to 75% of cases are discovered before the age of 15. Rarely, this form is diagnosed in adulthood when complications appear. TODANI Type III represents between 0 and 2% of cases of cystic dilatation of the bile duct [3]. The diagnosis is made by imaging, in particular BILI MRI. Complications are related to chronic cholestasis which can bethe origin of cholangitis, intra-cystic gallstones, hepatic abscess and acute pancreatitis [4]. The risk of cholangiocarcinoma is estimated at 1.6% of cases [5]. The choice of treatment depends on the size of the choledococele. It is usually endoscopic (incision of the cyst ± extraction of stones); but if the size exceeds 3 cm, surgical excision is necessary. This has not demonstrated its superiority in terms of cancer prevention. Surgical treatment by duodenotomy is reserved for cases with obstruction duodenal [6]. After endoscopic treatment, long-term follow-up with endoscopic monitoring and echo-endoscopy is essential because of the risk of periampullary cancer. [6].



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