A prospective comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of ERCP, MRCP, CT, and EUS in biliary strictures.

@article{Rsch2002APC,
  title={A prospective comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of ERCP, MRCP, CT, and EUS in biliary strictures.},
  author={Thomas R{\"o}sch and Alexander Meining and Silke Fr{\"u}hmorgen and Christian Zillinger and Volker Schusdziarra and Karin Hellerhoff and Meinhard Classen and Hermann Helmberger},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={870-6}
}
BACKGROUND The differential diagnosis of biliary strictures remains a challenge. This study evaluated magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) as a new procedure in comparison with the established methods of diagnosis including ERCP or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC), CT, and EUS. METHODS Fifty patients (21 men, 29 women, mean age 65.7 years) with jaundice but no pain suspected to have biliary strictures were enrolled in this prospective study. MRCP, ERCP/PTC, CT… CONTINUE READING

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