Biliary drainage for obstructive jaundice enhances hepatic energy status in humans: a 31-phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Biliary obstruction impairs liver function although the pathophysiological mechanism is incompletely understood. AIMS The aim of this study was to examine serial changes in liver metabolism in patients with obstructive jaundice using image guided in vivo 31-phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P MRS). This technique allows repeated… (More)

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