Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of cystic biliary atresia

Clin Case Rep. 2015 Nov 6;3(12):1050-1. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.442. eCollection 2015 Dec.


Nonvisualization of the gallbladder during the second trimester of pregnancy should prompt concern for biliary atresia. A normal-sized gallbladder with irregular and crenelated wall associated with a cyst of the extrahepatic tract should raise concern for cystic biliary atresia.

Keywords: Biliary atresia; cyst; fetal ultrasound; gallbladder; prenatal diagnosis.

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