Mucobilia in association with a biliary cystadenocarcinoma of the caudate duct: A rare cause of malignant biliary obstruction Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Klatskin Tumor
  • Nomograms


  • Mucobilia is a rare condition characterized by the accumulation of abundant mucus within the intra- or extrahepatic biliary tree. A variety of hepatobiliary and pancreatic neoplasms are mucin producing and have been associated with the development of mucobilia including biliary mucinosis, biliary papillomatosis, mucin-producing cholangiocarcinoma (MPCC), or cystic neoplasms of the pancreas or biliary tree (cystadenoma or cystadenocarcinoma). We report the case of 46 year-old male with a biliary cystadenocarcinoma of the caudate lobe which resulted in chronic biliary obstruction and relapsing cholangitis. A review of the literature for both mucobilia and biliary cystadenocarcinoma is provided along with a discussion addressing the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for this rare entity.

publication date

  • January 2000



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1155/2000/48426

PubMed ID

  • 10674751

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 345

end page

  • 51


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