Is it possible to differentiate between choledochal cyst and congenital biliary atresia (Type I cyst) by antenatal ultrasonography?

Hirokazu Matsubara, Naomi Oya, Yoshikatsu Suzuki, Shoji Kajiura, Kaoru Suzumori, Youichi Matsuo, Tatsuya Suzuki, Takashi Hashimoto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Both choledochal cyst and congenital biliary atresia (type I cyst) may share the same ultrasonographic pattern. We report 2 cases which were shown to have cystic structures on the upper abdomen by antenatal ultrasonography. The size of the choledochal cyst found at 24 weeks’ gestation increased steadily as gestational age advanced. But the size of the cyst in congenital biliary atresia found at 29 weeksy’ gestation remained unchanged throughout the remaining pregnancy. Cyst enlargement, therefore, may suggest the possibility of a choledochal cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-308
Number of pages3
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Is it possible to differentiate between choledochal cyst and congenital biliary atresia (Type I cyst) by antenatal ultrasonography?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this