Differentiation between benign and malignant hilar obstructions using laboratory and radiological investigations: a prospective study.

@article{Saluja2007DifferentiationBB,
  title={Differentiation between benign and malignant hilar obstructions using laboratory and radiological investigations: a prospective study.},
  author={Sundeep Singh Saluja and Raju Sharma and Sujoy Pal and Peush Sahni and Tushar Kanti Chattopadhyay},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={373-82}
}
BACKGROUND Preoperative determination of the aetiology of bile duct strictures at the hilum is difficult. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of laboratory parameters and imaging modalities in differentiating between benign and malignant causes of hilar biliary obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-eight patients (26 men) with a history of obstructive jaundice and liver function tests (LFTs) and ultrasound suggestive of biliary obstruction at the hilum were studied. They were evaluated by… CONTINUE READING