The Role of Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy in Differentiating Acute Cholecystitis from Acute Nonbiliary Pancreatitis

Wajih Al‐Sheikh, Aldo Serafini, Jamie Barkin, Gabriel Spoliansky, Mukbil Hourani

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Abstract

Thirty-five patients with acute nonbiliary pancreatitis were studied with 99m-Technetium para isopropyl iminodiacetic acid in order to determine its ability to differentiate acute nonbiliary pancreatitis from acute cholecystitis. Of acute nonbiliary pancreatitis patients 90.3% (28/31) visualized their gallbladder in 1 h, 9.7% (3/31) had delayed visualization of gallbladder, and no patient in this category failed to visualize their gallbladder. Two for four patients with acute episodes of pancreatitis superimposed on chronic pancreatitis visualized their gallbladder. Biliary scintigraphy remains to be a valuable tool in differentiating acute nonbiliary pancreatitis from acute cholecystitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-506
Number of pages5
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume78
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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