Bile duct varices presenting as a porta hepatis mass.
MK House, RN Gibson
Australas Radiol | Published : 2005
Bile duct varices are a rare manifestation of portal vein cavernous transformation. They can present as an apparent enhancing, vascular mass in the porta hepatis and are readily diagnosed using ultrasound and CT modalities. Diagnosis is important to avoid unnecessary intervention and concomitant risk of haemobilia.