A comparison of ultrasound, computed tomography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant jaundice and cholestasis.

@article{Pasanen1993ACO,
  title={A comparison of ultrasound, computed tomography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant jaundice and cholestasis.},
  author={Pentti A. Pasanen and Kaarina PL. Partanen and Pekka H. Pikkarainen and Esko M. Alhava and Esko Janatuinen and Aulis Pirinen},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={1993},
  volume={159 1},
  pages={23-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in distinguishing between benign and malignant causes of jaundice and cholestasis without jaundice. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University Hospital in Finland. SUBJECTS A consecutive series of patients with jaundice (n = 187) or cholestasis without jaundice (n = 33). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Correlation between diagnosis on imaging and final… CONTINUE READING

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