Detectability and measurement of cisterna chyli with Heavily T2-weighted technique at 3.0 Tesla
Yu D, Li C, Wang Q, Zhang X, Xiu J
Qilu Hospital of Shandon University
Our aim is to detect the configuration, dimensions of the cisterna chyli on heavily T2-weighted images and to probe the relationship of its dimensions between in disorders and a control group. Three-dimensional MRCP in 142 patients were performed, AND 29 cases were excluded. The mean longitudinal, anteroposterior and transverse diameters were measured in four groups including the control, portal hypertension, choledochus obstruction, and malignant tumour were compared. The most common configuration was tubular or saccular. The mean longitudinal, anteroposterior and transverse diameters were 26.3410.40mm, 5.202.18mm, and 5.252.16mm. The disorders may influence the number of the lymphatic ducts at thoracic duct.