Imaging of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Apr;204(4):782-91. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.12830.


Objective: The purpose of this article is to review imaging workup of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma, including MDCT and MRI protocols, imaging findings, differential diagnosis, and staging. A reporting template is included.

Conclusion: Imaging plays a central role in the detection, differential diagnosis, and staging of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.

Keywords: CT; Klatskin tumor; MRI; cholangiocarcinoma; diagnosis; imaging; staging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bile Duct Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Bile Duct Neoplasms / pathology
  • Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic*
  • Cholangiocarcinoma / diagnosis*
  • Cholangiocarcinoma / pathology
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Staging