Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 261–274

Immunological diseases of the pancreatico-hepatobiliary system: update on etiopathogenesis and cross-sectional imaging findings


  • Deepak Garg
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Health Science Center
  • Arpit Nagar
    • Department of RadiologyOhio State University Medical Center
  • Shaile Philips
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Health Science Center
  • Naoki Takahashi
    • Department of RadiologyMayo Clinic
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Alampady K. Shanbhogue
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Health Science Center
  • Dushyant V. Sahani
    • Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General Hospital

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-011-9759-0

Cite this article as:
Garg, D., Nagar, A., Philips, S. et al. Abdom Imaging (2012) 37: 261. doi:10.1007/s00261-011-9759-0


Immunological diseases of the hepatobiliary system and the pancreas include a broad spectrum of disorders that manifest characteristic histopathology/serology and variable clinical features and imaging findings. Recent studies have thrown fresh light on the complex role of genetics and autoimmunity in the pathogenesis and natural history of these diverse disorders that include autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, IgG4-related cholangitis, overlap/outlier syndromes, and autoimmune pancreatitis.

Key words

Autoimmune hepatitisPrimary biliary cirrhosisPrimary sclerosing cholangitisIgG-4-related diseaseComputed tomographyMagnetic resonance imaging

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