Journal of Liver: Disease & TransplantationISSN: 2325-9612

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Review Article, J Liver Disease Transplant Vol: 6 Issue: 1

Imagiology of Caroli’s Disease

Gleim Dias Souza1*, Gabriela Nascimento Moraes1 and Luciana Rodrigues Queiroz de Souza2

1Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil

2Radiologist at Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal, Brazil

*Corresponding Author : Gleim Dias de Souza, PhD
Professor at Catholic University of Brasília, Radiologist at Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal, Brazil
Tel: + 55 (61) 99966-3369
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: April 25, 2017 Accepted: May 03, 2017 Published: May 11, 2017

Citation: Souza GD, Moraes GN, Souza LRQ de (2017) Imagiology of Caroli’s Disease. J Liver Disease Transplant 6:1 doi: 10.4172/2325-9612.1000145


Caroli’s Disease (CD) is a rare congenital malformation characterized by segmental saccular or fusiform dilatation of the intrahepatic ducts. Initially asymptomatic, it enerally manifests itself in adulthood coursing with recurrent cholangitis and its complications. The diagnosis is radiological and relies on the demonstration of continuity between the cystic lesions and the biliary tree. The aim of this study is to discuss the pathology and to highlight the available diagnostic tools and their findings, focusing on magnetic resonance’s gains compared to the other methods.

Keywords: Caroli Disease; Diagnostic imaging; Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; Magnetic resonance; Cholangioresonance

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