MRCP diagnosis of Mirizzi syndrome in a paediatric patient: importance of T1-weighted gradient echo images for diagnosis

Kaya D., KARÇAALTINCABA M., Akhan O., Uslu N., Haliloglu M.

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, vol.36, no.9, pp.980-982, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00247-006-0238-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.980-982
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


We report a 15-year-old boy with Mirizzi syndrome diagnosed by MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). Respiratory-triggered 3D MRCP was performed during free breathing. An impacted gallstone was noted in the infundibulum; this was not visible on T2-weighted images, but was hyperintense on T1-weighted gradient-echo images. This case illustrates the utility of 3D MRCP with parallel imaging in paediatric patients and the importance of T1-weighted gradient-echo images for the diagnosis of impacted gallstones.