Topic: Hereditary bile duct cysts?
I am wondering if anyone has any info/experience with bile duct cysts being related to malignancies? My husband passed away from cholangiocarcinoma in October at age 42, and his mother (age 70) was just diagnosed with a rare, congenital bile duct cyst that was giving her the same problems as his cancer: cramping pain in the chest. I found this article online that says they are passed from the maternal side: http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/conten … 4.full.pdf
In any case, we don't have any more tissue samples from my husband, but I want to be on alert for my kids' sake. Apparently symptoms of the cysts are very common in childhood.
I am curious to find out if anyone knows anything about this or had this happen in their family?