Published online Feb 28, 2015. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v7.i2.28
Peer-review started: October 8, 2014
First decision: November 1, 2014
Revised: November 14, 2014
Accepted: December 16, 2014
Article in press: December 17, 2014
Published online: February 28, 2015
Core tip: Poor prognosis of hilar cholangiocarcinoma mandates early diagnosis. The article outlines the performance of various imaging modalities in making a diagnosis and allows the readers to decide the appropriately modality in a given case. Further, the brief descriptions of a wide range of radiological interventions in hilar cholangiocarcinoma educate the readers about the available options and choose them judiciously.