Double duct sign

Case contributed by Dr Muhammad Essam

Presentation

Obstructive jaundice

Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Abrupt loss of bile signal at the distal portions of the common bile duct & pancreatic ducts with mild dilatation of their proximal portions (giving rise for the characteristic double duct sign) and to less degree the central intra-hepatic biliary radicles.

Case Discussion

The two most common causes of the double duct sign are carcinoma of the head of the pancreas and ampullary tumours.

This was a case of pancreatic head mass.

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Case Information

rID: 29212
Case created: 9th May 2014
Last edited: 9th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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