Choledochal cysts in children: Evaluation with three-dimensional sonography

Haliloglu M., Akata D., Gurel S., Ozmen M., Akhan O.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.31, no.9, pp.478-480, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.10206
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.478-480
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


In this report, we describe the application of 3-dimensional (3D) sonography for diagnosing choledochal cysts in 3 girls who were 18 months, 2 years, and 11 years old. The 3D images that were obtained during the sonographic examination revealed that all 3 patients had a type I choledochal cyst and also demonstrated dilatation of the biliary tracts. The 3 patients then underwent surgical excision of their cysts, cholecystectomy, and hepaticojejunostomy. Besides its other clinical applications, 3D sonography promises to be a valuable adjunct to conventional 2-dimensional imaging for the evaluation of choledochal cysts in pediatric patients. (C) 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.