Unusual sonographic appearance of a haemorrhagic biliary cyst

Antonio Giacobbe, Angelo Iacobellis, Domenico Facciorusso, Telemaco Federici, Vito Piermanni, Alessandra Mangia, Grazia Niro, Michele Armillotta

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Diagnosis of simple biliary cyst is relatively easy when classic ultrasonographic features are preserved. Yet, not rarely, it may appear with atypical aspects making for a somewhat uncertain differential diagnosis with other cystic lesions. A case of intracystic haemorrhage with unusual sonographic features, closely mimicking biliary cystadenocarcinoma, is reported. Diagnostic imaging, which is useful in differentiating haemorrhagic biliary cyst from cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma, is also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Journal of Radiology Extra
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


  • Cystadenocarcinoma
  • Cystadenoma
  • Echogenic projections
  • Haemorrhagic biliary cyst
  • Papillary digitations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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