Paul B. Dickinson, M.D.; Alphonso A. Belsito, M.D.
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Peroral retrograde cholangiopancreatography was attempted in 37 jaundiced patients to find the cause of their jaundice.
The duodenal papilla was located with a side-viewing 120cm fiberoptic duodenoscope. A catheter was placed in the papilla under direct vision, and meglumine diatrizoate, 60%, injected with hand-pressure to opacify the biliary or pancreatic ductal system, or both. The injection was monitored by fluoroscopy with videotape synchronization, and appropriate roentgenograms were taken to document the appearance of the ducts.
Retrograde cholangiopancreatography was attempted in 170 patients. In 37 patients the primary indication for the procedure was jaundice. The clinical course and liver function tests
Dickinson PB, Belsito AA. Diagnostic Value of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in the Jaundiced Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:817. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-817_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):817.
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