RAUL PEREIRAS Jr., M.D.; ROBERTO O. CHIPRUT, M.D.; RICHARD A. GREENWALD, M.D.; EUGENE R. SCHIFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
One hundred thirty-one cases of cholestasis were evaluated by "skinny" needle percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. The biliary tree was seen in 129 patients (98.5%). When the biliary tree was dilated, a success rate of 100% was obtained. In the 45 patients with nondilated ducts, visualization was achieved in 95.6%. There was no mortality, early operation, or transfusion requirement associated with the procedure. This form of cholangiography is a simple, reliable, and extremely high-yield technique for evaluating patients with cholestasis.
PEREIRAS R, CHIPRUT RO, GREENWALD RA, SCHIFF ER. Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography with the "Skinny" Needle: A Rapid, Simple, and Accurate Method in the Diagnosis of Cholestasis. Ann Intern Med. ;86:562–568. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-5-562
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(5):562-568.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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