A case report on a rare anatomic variant of cystic duct insertion.
- Author(s): Yu, JJ
- Morell, M
- Lee, JG
- Imagawa, DK
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjx131
We report a case a 70-year-old female presenting with abdominal pain who has a cystic duct coursing medial to the common bile duct before anastomosing just proximal to the ampulla. Low medial insertion of the cystic duct is a rare anatomic variant that is easily misidentified on imaging studies and may complicate surgical and percutaneous intervention. It can be identified by pre-operative imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography.
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