A Review of Double Common Bile Duct and Its Sequelae

Sindhura Kolli, Denzil Etienne, Madhavi Reddy, Ghulamullah Shahzad

Abstract


A double or accessory common bile duct (ACBD) is a rare congenital anomaly. We report the case of a 60-year-old American Asian male, who was found to have a double or duplicated common bile duct after being admitted for evaluation of a pancreatic mass. A duplicated bile duct has the same mucosa histologically as a single bile duct. However, the opening of a duplicated bile duct lacks a sphincter allowing retrograde flow of gut contents which results in a higher probability of intraductal calculus formation. On rare occasions, it can predispose to liver abscesses, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder cancer, gastric cancer, and ampullary cancer depending on the location of the opening of the ACBD. We present an integrative review of the limited cases of ACBD with correlation to the current case and discussion regarding the aspects of diagnosis and management.




Gastroenterol Res. 2018;11(1):1-4
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr950w

Keywords


Accessory common bile duct; Pancreatic cancer; Duplicated bile duct; Double common bile duct

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