Portal biliopathy, magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography findings: A case series
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CitationBaşkan, Ö., Erol, C. ve Şahingöz, Y. (2016). Portal biliopathy, magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography findings: A case series. Gastroenterology Report, 4(1), 68-72. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gastro/gou062
Portal biliopathy (PB) is a rare disorder, characterized by biliary ductal and gallbladder wall abnormalities seen in patients with portal hypertension. It most commonly occurs due to idiopathic extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO). The abnormalities consist mainly of bile duct compression, stenoses, fibrotic strictures and dilation of both extrahepatic and intrahepatic bile ducts, as well as gallbladder varices. PB may mimic cholangiocarcinoma, sclerosing cholangitis, or choledocholithiasis. Misdiagnosis can be avoided using appropriate imaging modalities to prevent complications. We present the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRCP) features of three patients with PB.