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Evaluation of Biliary Tract Variations Using Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography

RS Jenish, T Lokesh Kumar, MVS Raju

Keywords : Biliary tract variations, Cystic duct variations, Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography

Citation Information : Jenish R, Kumar TL, Raju M. Evaluation of Biliary Tract Variations Using Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography. 2022; 11 (2):36-38.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-9106

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


The biliary tract is known for its intra- and extrahepatic variations. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is the best noninvasive modality to study its branching patterns. Apart from identifying pathologies, MRCP helps to identify the anatomical variations, which aids in preplanning in surgery. The aim of this article is to review the various anatomical variations in the biliary tract using MRCP. A literature search was conducted using the keywords “MRCP evaluation of biliary tract variations,” “uses of MRCP in preoperative mapping,” and “anatomy of biliary tract.” A total of 10 studies met our inclusion criteria and were included in this analysis. On the basis of results it can be concluded that MRCP serves as a good noninvasive method to analyze the biliary tract and hepatic artery variations.

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