Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography with the ''skinny'' needle. A rapid, simple, and accurate method in the diagnosis of cholestasis

R. Pereiras, R. O. Chiprut, R. A. Greenwald, E. R. Schiff

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-568
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume86
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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