Journal of Universal Surgery

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Emergent Percutaneous Transhepatic Drainage for Superinfected Choledochal Cyst during Pregnancy

Jie Zhang, Zhong Jia and Chao-Jun Kong

Congenital choledochal cyst combined acute obstructive superlative cholangitis (AOSC) is quite seldom during pregnancy, but will push both pregnant women and fetal into life-threatening risk. A pregnant woman with acute infected choledochal cyst suffered persistent abdominal pain and associated serious infectious shock, which was successfully rescued and managed preoperatively by sonoguided percutaneous trans-hepatic choledochal cyst drainage (PTHCCD), is reported here. The use of this technique in the optimize treatment for pregnant women such as this case is proposed.