Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 361–364

MRI findings in Caroli's disease and intrahepatic pigmented calculi

  • P. Zangger
  • M. Grossholz
  • G. Mentha
  • R. Lemoine
  • J.-D. Graf
  • F. Terrier
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00203372

Cite this article as:
Zangger, P., Grossholz, M., Mentha, G. et al. Abdom Imaging (1995) 20: 361. doi:10.1007/BF00203372

Abstract

This paper reports a case of Caroli's disease confined to the left lobe of the liver that mimicked left portal vein thrombosis on MRI studies because of the very high signal intensity on T1-weighted images of intrahepatic pigmented calculi. The preoperative diagnosis was a cholangiocarcinoma infiltrating the left hepatic bile duct and portal branch. The final macroscopic and histological diagnosis was Caroli's disease of the left liver lobe with wide enlarged left bile duct containing multiple pigmented calculi.

Key words

Computed tomographyMRICaroli's diseaseIntrahepatic pigmented calculi

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Zangger
    • 1
  • M. Grossholz
    • 1
  • G. Mentha
    • 2
  • R. Lemoine
    • 3
  • J.-D. Graf
    • 4
  • F. Terrier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHôpital Cantonal Universitaire de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryHôpital Cantonal Universitaire de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of PathologyHôpital Cantonal Universitaire de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland
  4. 4.Central Laboratory of Biological Investigations, Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland