In order to determine the hepatic portions by cystic vein, we carried out abdominal angiography in 153 patients. The cystic vein was recognized in eleven patients, but only in nine cystic venous flow could be measured. In this group of patients, in which the cystic venous flow was detected, hepatic angiography was performed through the right hepatic artery (RHA) in six patients, the anterior branch of RHA in one patient, and the cystic artery in two patients. Simultaneously, angiographical CT was performed in five patients. As the result, it is presumed that the cystic venous flow perfused segment 4 portal branch (P4) + segment 5 (S5) in four patients, P4 in two patients, segment 6 portal branch (P6), S5+right portal vein (RPV) + right hepatic vein (RHV), and S5 +RHV in one patient, respectively, and we concluded that in 70% of cases cystic venous flow perfused either P4 or S5.
We studied 32 patients with the thickend lesions of the wall of the gallbladder by using dynamic MRI. We tried the differential diagnosis of gallbladder lesions according to the time intensity curve (TIC) and enhanced pattern. TIC of carcinoma was elevated more seeply from plain to arterial phase than the inflammatory diseases. The Inflammatory diseases were keeping three-layer structures of the wall of the gallbladder, but gallbladder carcinoma destroys the wallstructure. We could diagnose as direct liver invasion of the carcinoma clearly. We could exactly diagnose adenomyomatosis in dynamic MRI by small low intensity spots within the wall of the gallbladder. In the patients with gall stones, the wall of the gallbladder were more clearly observed in dynamic MRI compared with US and EUS.