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Teratoma in the hepatoduodenal ligament: a case report

Ruchira Nandan, Anjan Dhua, Sidharth Tyagi, Vishesh Jain, Sandeep Agarwala, Veereshwar Bhatnagar
Published: 3 June 2021

Abstract: Background Teratoma of the hepatoduodenal ligament is a rare entity. Only 17 cases of hepatoduodenal ligament teratoma exist in the literature. Case presentation A girl with antenatally detected intraabdominal lesion was brought to us at the age of 3 years for the prime concern of progressive abdominal distension. Evaluation showed that the mass was a teratoma arising likely from the hepatoduodenal ligament. During the excision, there was an inadvertent pin-point perforation of the common bile duct. Primary repair of the common bile duct was performed. The child had an uneventful recovery. Conclusions The significance of anticipating complications and taking adequate measures while dissecting the porta has been emphasized in this kind of rare location of a teratoma.
Keywords: Case report / Teratoma / Hepatoduodenal ligament / Portal teratoma / Common bile duct injury

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