Magnetic resonance imaging of extrahepatic bile duct disruption

Yon Cheong Wong, Li Jen Wang, Ray Jade Chen, Chi Jen Chen

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Blunt injury of thef extra-hepatic bile duct is rare and hence a large series of scientific study of its MRI is difficult to perform. We present the MRI and MR cholangiography of a case of blunt extrahepatic bile duct injury proven at surgery. The diagnosis could be established based on MRI findings of an abrupt tapering of the extrahepatic bile duct with a retracted end, a discordant small-caliber proximal duct, massive ascites, and a hematoma in proximity to the bile duct injury. This non-invasive MRI study is a promising imaging modality to evaluate biliary tract injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2488-2490
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Blunt injury
  • Extrahepatic bile duct
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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