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Title: Comparison of ultrasound and E.R.C.P. in the detection of the cause of obstructive biliary disease
Authors: Rigauts, Hans ×
Marchal, Guy
Van Steenbergen, Werner
Ponette, Eric #
Issue Date: Mar-1992
Series Title: RöFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin vol:156 issue:3 pages:252-7
Abstract: The value of ultrasound (US) in determining the cause and site of biliary obstruction was critically evaluated and compared to endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP), in a prospective study performed on 120 consecutive patients. The final diagnosis was based on surgery, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography or a combination of other examinations. Ultrasound successfully differentiated obstructive from non obstructive jaundice in 96% of the patients, comparing well with the results ERCP. US correctly defined the cause of obstruction in 71% of the patients with ductal stones, in 90% of the patients with tumoural bile duct obstruction, but only in 59% of the patients with chronic pancreatitis.
ISSN: 1438-9029
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Hepatology
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