Bile duct wall thickening (differential)

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

Thickening of the bile duct wall can stem from a variety of etiologies.

Radiographic features

Ultrasound
  • bile duct wall thickening
    • bile duct walls are typically not visible when normal
  • possible narrowing of the ducts with obstruction
  • possible secondary signs of cholangitis, including debris in the biliary system

Differential diagnosis

Consider:

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