Sonographic diagnosis of choledochocele

Cakmakci E., Ugurlar O. Y. , ERTÜRK Ş. M. , Ozel A., Basak M.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.40, no.7, pp.448-450, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.20877
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.448-450
  • Keywords: choledochocele, pancreatitis, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, BILE-DUCT, CYST, CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY, CLASSIFICATION, PANCREATITIS, MANAGEMENT, JUNCTION


We present a case of a 48-year-old female with a history of cholecystectomy and recurrent attacks of pancreatitis whose initial abdominal sonography (US) revealed multiple conglomerated stones in the descending part of the duodenum. Abdominal CT, MRI, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography showed the same findings. The distended sacciform distal intramural segment of the common bile duct was protruding into the duodenum. The imaging findings explained the etiology of the patient's recurrent attacks of pancreatitis and led to surgical excision of the choledococele. (c) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 40:448450, 2012