Bile duct wall thickness measured by intraductal US in patients who have not undergone previous biliary drainage.

@article{Tamada1999BileDW,
  title={Bile duct wall thickness measured by intraductal US in patients who have not undergone previous biliary drainage.},
  author={Kiichi Tamada and Takeshi Tomiyama and Atsushi Oohashi and Toshiyuki Aizawa and Toshiyuki Nishizono and Shinichi Wada and Shigeo Tano and Takamitsu Miyata and Yukihiro Satoh and Kenichi Ido and Katsumi Kimura},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={199-203}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated the bile duct wall thickness measured on intraductal US in patients who had not undergone biliary drainage, with special attention to the influence of cancer at the distal bile duct, bile duct stones, obstructive jaundice, longitudinal cancer extension, and primary sclerosing cholangitis on wall thickness. METHODS The study included 183 patients. Patients who had undergone previous biliary drainage were excluded. Intraductal US was performed by the transpapillary… CONTINUE READING

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