Choledochoduodenal fistula caused by blunt abdominal trauma in a childWe report a 15-year boy who presented with obstructive cholangiopathy and pancreatitis after blunt abdominal trauma. A magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography showed dilated common bile duct, dilated hepatic ducts, and a suspicious choledochoduodenal fistula. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography revealed a parapapillary choledochoduodenal fistula. An operation of choledochojejunostomy, excision of common bile duct, and cholecystectomy was done for recurrent cholangitis. Abdominal symptoms completely subsided one month later.
Successful treatment of congenital esophageal web by endoscopic electrocauterization and balloon dilatationWe report a 3-year-old boy who presented with a foreign body impacted in the esophagus and had a poor tolerance of solid food since he was 5 to 6 months old. In the last 2 years, he developed progressive dysphagia, anorexia, vomiting, and poor weight gain. An esophagoscopy and barium esophagogram revealed an esophageal web in the distal third of the esophagus. Three courses of endoscopic balloon dilatation resulted in transient improvement in his dysphagia and vomiting; a follow-up barium esophagogram and esophagoscopy showed limited improvement of the esophageal stenosis.