Mucocele of the cystic duct remnant in eight liver transplant recipients: Findings at cholangiography, CT, and US

Albert B. Zajko, Matthew J. Bennett, William L. Campbell, Baburao Koneru

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Abstract

The case histories and radiologic studies of eight liver transplant recipients who developed a mucocele of the allograft cystic duct remnant were retrospectively evaluated. All patients had clinical and/or laboratory evidence of biliary obstruction or cholangitis from 2 weeks to 3.3 years following transplantation. Cholangiographic, ultrasound (US), and computed tomography (CT) images were available for review in eight, five, and four patients, respectively. Cholangiograms demonstrated an extrinsic mass compressing the common hepatic duct in sev-en of eight patients. US and CT showed fairly well- to well-defined round fluid collections adjacent to the common hepatic duct in three and two patients, respectively. The findings of this study suggest that the detection at cholangiography of an extrinsic mass compressing the common hepatic duct appears to be specific for a mucocele of the allograft cystic duct remnant. CT and US images may offer confirmatory evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume177
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Keywords

  • Bile ducts, CT, 763.1211
  • Bile ducts, diseases, 763.317
  • Bile ducts, stenosis or obstruction, 764.365
  • Bile ducts, us studies, 763.1298
  • Liver, transplantation, 761.459

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