Review Article, J Liver Disease Transplant Vol: 6 Issue: 1
Imagiology of Caroli’s Disease
*Corresponding Author : Gleim Dias de Souza, PhD
Professor at Catholic University of Brasília, Radiologist at Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal, Brazil
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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.