Bile duct wall thickening (differential)

Dr Owen Kang and Dr Matt A. Morgan et al.

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:

Article information

rID: 34180
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Thickening of the bile duct wall (differential)

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