Case Report
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World J Transplant. Dec 24, 2017; 7(6): 359-363
Published online Dec 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i6.359
Mucocele mimicking a gallbladder in a transplanted liver: A case report and review of the literature
Thomas Chaly, Jeffrey Campsen, Ryan O’Hara, Rulon Hardman, Juan F Gallegos-Orozco, Heather Thiesset, Robin D Kim
Thomas Chaly, Jeffrey Campsen, Robin D Kim, Division of Transplantation and Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, United States
Ryan O’Hara, Rulon Hardman, Division of Radiology, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, United States
Juan F Gallegos-Orozco, Division of Hepatology, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, United States
Heather Thiesset, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, United States
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Correspondence to: Thomas Chaly, MD, Division of Transplantation and Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Utah, School of Medicine, 30 N. 1900 E. 3B110, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, United States. thomas.chaly@hsc.utah.edu
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Received: July 15, 2017
Peer-review started: July 20, 2017
First decision: September 5, 2017
Revised: November 30, 2017
Accepted: December 5, 2017
Article in press: December 6, 2017
Published online: December 24, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Biliary mucoceles after deceased donor liver transplantation are a rarity, and mucoceles mimicking a gallbladder from the recipient remnant cystic duct have not been described until this case. We describe a 48-year-old male who presented with right upper quadrant pain and was found to have a recipient cystic duct mucocele 3 mo after receiving a deceased donor liver transplant. We describe the clinical presentation, laboratory and imaging findings (including the appearance of a gallbladder), multidisciplinary approach and surgical resolution of this mucocele originating from the recipient cystic duct, and a review of the literature.