SPR Unknown # 94 -- FINAL
Publication Date: 2013-08-08
Fig. C: Coronal T2 SSFSE acquisition of the upper abdomen. The common bile duct is moderately dilated and the intrahepatic branches show multiple strictures. There are no radiologic findings that suggest underlying cirrhosis, such as irregular contour of the liver nor presence of ascites.
This rare condition is characterized by diffuse cholangitis and progressive fibrosis of the extra- and intrahepatic bile ducts. Differential diagnosis includes ascending cholangitis, AIDS cholangiopathy, sclerosing cholangiocarcinoma, cirrhosis and chemotherapy-induced cholangitis.