• A patient had obstruction of the right and left hepatic ducts secondary to perforate diaphragms at the junction with the common hepatic duct. Transhepatic cholangiograms of both the right and left lobes were required to define the presence of diaphragms at the junctions of right, left, and common hepatic ducts. Excision of the diaphragms relieved the obstruction. A distinction should be made between congenital nonobstructive and congenital obstructive cystic dilation of intrahepatic biliary radicals.
(Arch Surg 113:1452-1455, 1978)