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J Korean Radiol Soc. 2007 Oct;57(4):365-369. Korean. Case Report.
Kim H , Song SY , Kim Y , Koh BH , Cho OK .
Department of Radiology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Hanyang University Hospital, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Korea.

A 62-year-old man visited our hospital for a regular follow-up of a known liver cirrhosis. Laboratory tests revealed recently elevated total and direct bilirubin levels. Imaging studies showed two small hepatic cysts (2.7 and 2.9 cm in the largest diameter) compressing both central intrahepatic ducts, respectively. Obstructive jaundice caused by the cysts was diagnosed. Sclerotherapy of the cysts was performed with 100% ethanol after aspiration of the cyst contents. An follow-up CT obtained after 3 months showed decreased cyst size and improved bile duct dilatation. It is known that obstructive jaundice due to a hepatic cyst is rare, and the cysts were unusually large and centrally located. We report a case of obstructive jaundice caused by very small hepatic cysts that was successfully treated with sclerotherapy.

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