Korean J Radiol.  2007 Feb;8(1):70-73. 10.3348/kjr.2007.8.1.70.

Hepatic Parasitic Abscess Caused by Clonorchiasis: Unusual CT Findings of Clonorchiasis

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  • 1Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. jhbyun@amc.seoul.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Clonorchiasis is caused by a chronic infestation of liver flukes, Clonorchis sinensis, and these reside mainly in the medium- and small-sized intrahepatic bile ducts. Therefore, diffuse, uniform, minimal or mild dilatation of these bile ducts, particularly in the periphery, without dilatation of the extrahepatic bile duct is the typical finding on several imaging modalities. We report here on the CT findings of an unusual case of hepatic parasitic abscess that was caused by clonorchiasis; this malady mimicked cholangiocarcinoma, and there was no dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts.

Keyword

Bile ducts, diseases; Computed tomography (CT); Clonorchiasis
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