Choledochal malformations: Surgical implications of radiologic findings

James S. Banks, Gaurav Saigal, Joseph M. D'Alonzo, Maria D'Almeida Bastos, Nguyen V. Nguyen

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to review the relevant pathophysiologic features, appearances, and surgical implications of choledochal malformations. CONCLUSION. Choledochal malformations, colloquially called choledochal cysts, initially described in 1723, have been recategorized multiple times, the most widely accepted being the Todani classifcation based on morphologic features and location. Although readily applied to imaging fndings, this classifcation system does not correlate well with clinical and surgical management. In 2004, Visser and colleagues proposed an alternative that emphasized the etiologic factors, imaging appearance, and treatment approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)748-760
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2018


  • Biliary tract
  • Caroli disease
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Choledochocele
  • Liver
  • Pediatric
  • Right upper quadrant cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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