Nucl Med Mol Imaging.  2021 Apr;55(2):96-99. 10.1007/s13139-021-00688-5.

Hilar Choledochal Cyst Mimicking Biliary Atresia on Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy: a Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Ajou University School of Medicine, Worldcup-ro 164, Suwon, Kyunggi-do 16499, Republic of Korea
  • 2Department of Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Worldcup-ro 164, Suwon, Kyunggi-do 16499, Republic of Korea

Abstract

Hepatobiliary scintigraphy has been widely used for the differential diagnosis of neonatal cholestasis. Relatively good hepatic uptake with no evidence of excretion into the bowel for up to 24 h is a representative finding of biliary atresia. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy has very high sensitivity and moderate specificity. Here, we report a false-positive case of hepatobiliary scintigraphy in a child with a choledochal cyst, which mimicked biliary atresia.

Keyword

Hepatobiliary scintigraphy; Choledochal cyst; Biliary atresia
Full Text Links
  • NMMI
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error