Pancreaticobiliary maljunction in monozygotic twins - A case report

Kenji Yamao, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Kazuhiko Ohashi, Akira Matsuura, Tsuneya Nakamura, Takashi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Akira Sawaki, Kinichi Takeda, Kazuo Hara, Akira Fukutomi, Kakuya Matsumoto

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Abstract

We experienced a case of pancreaticobiliary maljunction in monozygotic twins. While one of the twins suffered from gallbladder cancer with poor prognosis, the other was not associated with biliary malignancy. Ultrasonography, endoscopic ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography are effective in diagnosis of this disorder before occurrence of biliary cancers. This case is not only of academic interest for familial occurrence, but also of clinical interest in the early detection of pancreaticobiliary maljunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-678
Number of pages4
JournalHepato-gastroenterology
Volume51
Issue number57
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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