August 2005

Cystic lesion in the upper abdomen

Clinical Info

The gynaecologist had found a cystic mass in the upper abdomen by accident during a routine ultrasound examination during pregnancy.

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Female 21 years, The gynaecologist had found a cystic mass in the upper abdomen by accident during a routine ultrasound examination during pregnancy.

This image shows the cystic mass anterior of the portal vein.
This image shows the cystic mass anterior of the portal vein.
There is normal flow in the portal vein and no flow within the lesion.
There is normal flow in the portal vein and no flow within the lesion.
The partially contracted gallbladder lies anterior of the lesion.
The partially contracted gallbladder lies anterior of the lesion.
The gallbladder has a communication with the cyst.
The gallbladder has a communication with the cyst.
This image shows again the communication between the cyst and the gallbladder.
This image shows again the communication between the cyst and the gallbladder.
This image shows the relation between the cyst and the pancreas.
This image shows the relation between the cyst and the pancreas.
The intrahepatic bile ducts are not dilatated.
The intrahepatic bile ducts are not dilatated.
MRCP image of the same patient showing the cystic lesion.
MRCP image of the same patient showing the cystic lesion.
This MRCP image also shows the relation of the cyst to the gallbladder.

The cystic mass is a choledochal cyst. This is an uncommon lesion that is often asymptomatic as in this case. Because patients with a choledochal cyst have a higher risk in develop
This MRCP image also shows the relation of the cyst to the gallbladder. The cystic mass is a choledochal cyst. This is an uncommon lesion that is often asymptomatic as in this case. Because patients with a choledochal cyst have a higher risk in develop
Hepatic cyst and gallbladder anterior of the cyst.
Hepatic cyst and gallbladder anterior of the cyst.
CT scan of the same hepatic cyst.
CT scan of the same hepatic cyst.

Details

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 21

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System