Neoplastic Processes in Biliary System

  • Tae Kyoung Kim
  • Korosh Khalili
  • Hyun-Jung Jang
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Cholangiocarcinoma (CC) is a malignant tumor arising from biliary epithelium. Clinical manifestations vary depending on the location of the tumor. Understanding of different morphologic types of CC is useful for accurate staging and predicting prognosis. Gallbladder carcinoma usually presents with advanced disease because of the absence of specific symptoms. Multislice CT (MSCT) is presently the most commonly used imaging modality for the diagnosis and staging of the neoplasms involving the biliary system by demonstrating the tumor and abdominal vessels on any desired imaging planes with high spatial resolution. This chapter reviews imaging findings of neoplasms in the biliary system, focusing on typical imaging findings of biliary neoplasms and clinical applications of MSCT.


Bile Duct Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Choledochal Cyst Gallbladder Carcinoma Intrahepatic Bile Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tae Kyoung Kim
    • 1
  • Korosh Khalili
    • 1
  • Hyun-Jung Jang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ImagingToronto General HospitalTorontoCanada

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