Biliary tree anatomical variant: biliary trifurcation

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


50 year old male patient status post complicated lap cholecystectomy.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Classic trifurcation pattern is interpreted when we have a common confluence of the right posterior,right anterior, and left hepatic ducts. In our case it is some sort of complicated trifurcation in which segment 7 posterior right hepatic duct arise directly from the confluence where as the segment 6 posterior right hepatic duct arise as a branch from the right anterior hepatic duct. The gallbladder is not visualized as the patient is status post cholecystectomy. Mild right hydronephrosis is seen as well.

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Case information

rID: 12531
Published: 12th Dec 2010
Last edited: 10th Dec 2015
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