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Table 4 Qualitative misdiagnosis of malignant low level biliary obstruction

From: Comparison of preoperative evaluation of malignant low-level biliary obstruction using plain magnetic resonance and coronal liver acquisition with volume acceleration technique alone and in combination

Location of lesions Plain MR Coronal LAVA Plain MR with coronal LAVA
Number Misdiagnosis Number Misdiagnosis Number Misdiagnosis
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma 2 Inflammatory lesion 1 Inflammatory lesion 1 Inflammatory lesion
Distal CBD carcinoma 3 Inflammatory lesion (n = 1); Probably stone (n = 2) 1 Inflammatory lesion 1 Inflammatory lesion
Ampullary carcinoma 3 Inflammatory lesion 1 Inflammatory lesion
Periampullary duodenal carcinoma 1 Inflammatory lesion
Total 9 3 2
  1. MR magnetic resonance, MRCP magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, LAVA liver acquisition with volume acceleration, CBD common bile duct