Congenital Anomalies and Normal Variants of the Pancreaticobiliary Tract

http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/content/abstract/187/6/1536

Jinxing Yu ; Mary Ann Turner ; Ann S. Fulcher ; Robert A. Halvorsen

1 Department of Radiology, VCU Health Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1250 East Marshall St., Richmond, VA 23298.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to highlight the imaging features of congenital anomalies and normal variants of the biliary tract with contemporary imaging techniques such as MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), MRI, and helical CT.

CONCLUSION: Recognizing findings of congenital anomalies and normal variants of the biliary tract at MRCP, MRI, and helical CT, and knowledge of the clinical significance of each entity, are important for establishing a correct diagnosis and in guiding appropriate clinical management.