Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 269–273 | Cite as

Right hepatic artery as a cause of pseudocalculus in the biliary tree

  • Jeanne W. Baer
  • Manoochehr Abiri


The right hepatic artery (RHA) may be the cause of a pseudocalculus in the common hepatic duct (CHD). Extrinsic pressure by the RHA on the CHD was seen in 15% of 61 retrograde cholangiograms and in 70% of 23 sonograms in which the RHA was identified. The anatomical relationship between the RHA and the CHD was confirmed by cast corrosion studies.

Key words

Biliary tract, pseudocalculus Right hepatic artery, abnormalities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne W. Baer
    • 1
  • Manoochehr Abiri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySt. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital CenterNew YorkUSA

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