Mature cystic teratoma (MCT) is a tumor of embryological origin, which contains tissue derived from any or all germ cell lines found in an abnormal location. We present 2 cases of MCT both arising from the porta hepatis that were incorrectly thought perioperatively to be a choledochal cyst, which subsequently were demonstrated on histology to be a MCT.
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Accepted: November 12, 2007
Received in revised form: November 12, 2007
Received: May 31, 2007
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