To determine diagnostic accuracy of combined ultrasound and CT versus MRCP in evaluation of cause of obstructive jaundice patients presented to our Hospital
Disorders of the biliary tract affect a significant portion of the worldwide population,
and can pose problems in both diagnosis and management.Biliary obstruction refers to the blockage of any duct that carries bile from the liver to the gallbladder or from the gallbladder to the small intestine [Figure 1]. Cholestasis or failure of biliary flow may be due to biliary obstruction by mechanical means or by metabolic factors in the hepatic cells.Mechanical causes of biliary obstruction include...
Findings and procedure details
We performed retrospective review of imaging in obstructive jaundice patients presented to our Hospital through out-patiet department (OPD) clinic and emergency,
in a period of 3 years (from September 2014 to September 2017).
This descriptive observational study was approved from Hospital Ethic & Research Committee. All adult patients (aged more than 15 years) for whom ultrasound,
CT scan and MRCP performed,
were included.Patients' ages range between 26 to 85 years.Only patients with...
CT and MRCP are important diagnostic tools in evaluation of obstructive jaundice patients.
Each modlity has its own pros and cons,
and each alone may not be suitable or sufficient for all patients to reach diagnosis. Despite its operator-dependent,
and limitations because of patient habitus (obesity),
condition (old age,
poor breth-hold) and scanning (bowel gases),
ultrasound remains the first imaging modality of choice in...
Khawaja Bilal Waheed,
EDiR Senior Specialist General Radiologist,Department of Radiology King Fahad Military Medical Complex Dhahran,
31932,Saudi Arabia Contact: 00 966 138440000 (Ext.
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