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Choledochal cyst is essentially a disease of paediatric age group (80 percent of cases), though rarely presents in adults. We are presenting this case of   choledochal cyst in an adult female of 40 years of age, for its rarity of occurrence and complications associated with excision of the cyst. This is the only case of choledochal cyst operated in our college in the acaemic year of 2012 - 2013. The incidence of choledochal cyst is 1 in1,00,000 to 1,90,000 in western countries .Choledochal cyst in adults should be dealt with caution because most of adult cases are associated with complications and association of cyst related  malingnancy in adults is high.

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