• A patient with villous adenoma of the common bile duct presented with obstructive jaundice, weight loss, and icterus. Results of preoperative evaluation suggested cancer of the pancreas or common bile duct. Despite normal findings of intraoperative needle biopsies, a duodenopancreatectomy was performed. Three years after operation the patient is without significant problems. We present the surgical challenge of treating this unique entity.
(Arch Surg 1988;123:96)