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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 976078, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/976078
Case Report

Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in a Case with Biliary Microhamartomas

1Department of Radiology, Ministry of Health, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Altindag, O6110 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Ministry of Health, Mersin Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Halkkent, 33240 Mersin, Turkey
3Department of Gastroenterology, Ministry of Health, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Altindag, O6110 Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Nuclear Medicine, Mersin State Hospital, Ministry of Health, 33050 Mersin, Turkey

Received 24 September 2011; Accepted 30 October 2011

Academic Editor: Gianfranco D. Alpini

Copyright © 2012 Alper Dilli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Biliary microhamartomas, also known as bile duct hamartomas and von Meyenburg complexes, are benign neoplasms containing cystic dilated bile ducts embedded in fibrous stroma. They develop in hepatobiliary system, do not generally give clinical outcomes, and are detected incidentally. However, they can rarely show malignant transformation. Our aim was to report the contribution of computed tomography, routine magnetic resonance imaging, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in the diagnosis of biliary microhamartomas in a 61-year-old woman.