Benign biliary strictures: A current comprehensive clinical and imaging review

Alampady Krishna Prasad Shanbhogue, Sree Harsha Tirumani, Srinivasa R. Prasad, Najla Fasih, Matthew McInnes

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. There is a wide spectrum of nonneoplastic causes of biliary stricture that can pose a significant challenge to clinicians and radiologists. Imaging plays a key role in differentiating benign from malignant strictures, defining the extent, and directing the biopsy. We describe the salient clinical and imaging manifestations of benign biliary strictures that will help radiologists to accurately diagnose these entities. CONCLUSION. Accurate diagnosis and management are based on correlating imaging findings with epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory data. Cross-sectional imaging modalities permit precise localization of the site and length of the segment involved, thereby serving as a road map to surgery, and permit exclusion of underlying malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W295-W306
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume197
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Bile ducts
  • Biliary strictures
  • Biliary tract
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • MDCT
  • MRCP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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