ARTHUR D. REDMOND, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN F. MAJERANOWSKI, M.B., Ch.B., M.D.
Carcinoma of the cystic duct is a comparatively rare condition. Kirshbaum and Kozoll3 found seven cases in 13,330 autopsies. Ferrar2 reviewed the literature on this subject and claimed that up to 1951 only 31 cases had been reported and, according to Stewart, Lieber and Morgan (quoted by Ferrar), not all of them are fully acceptable. None of the 15 tumors of extrahepatic bile ducts reported by Willis4 could be labeled as pure cystic duct carcinomas. Eleven involved the common duct only, three arose in the hepatic duct, and one involved the common duct as well as the hepatic and cystic
REDMOND AD, MAJERANOWSKI JF. SYSTEMIC SPREAD OF A CYSTIC DUCT CARCINOMA: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:632–640. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-3-632
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(3):632-640.
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