The role of hepatobiliary scintigraphy in differentiating acute cholecystitis from acute nonbiliary pancreatitis

W. Al-Sheikh, Aldo N Serafini, Jamie S Barkin, G. Spoliansky, M. Hourani

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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
Pages (from-to)502-506
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume78
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 13 1983

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Acute Cholecystitis
Radionuclide Imaging
Pancreatitis
Gallbladder
Technetium
Chronic Pancreatitis

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The role of hepatobiliary scintigraphy in differentiating acute cholecystitis from acute nonbiliary pancreatitis. / Al-Sheikh, W.; Serafini, Aldo N; Barkin, Jamie S; Spoliansky, G.; Hourani, M.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 78, No. 8, 13.10.1983, p. 502-506.

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