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Clin Case Rep. 2015 Nov 6;3(12):1050-1. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.442. eCollection 2015 Dec.

Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of cystic biliary atresia.

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AP-HP Hôpital Armand Trousseau Service de Radiologie pédiatrique Paris France.
Hôpital Armand Trousseau APHP & UPMC Unité de diagnostic prénatal et d'échographie et Centre Pluridisciplinaire de Diagnostic Prénatal de l'Est Parisien Paris France.
AP-HP Hôpital Bicetre Service de Radiologie pédiatrique Paris France.


Nonvisualization of the gallbladder during the second trimester of pregnancy should prompt concern for biliary atresia. A normal-sized gallbladder with irregular and crenelated wall associated with a cyst of the extrahepatic tract should raise concern for cystic biliary atresia.


Biliary atresia; cyst; fetal ultrasound; gallbladder; prenatal diagnosis

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