Non-invasive assessment of choledocholithiasis in patients with gallstones and abnormal liver function.

@article{AlJiffry2013NoninvasiveAO,
  title={Non-invasive assessment of choledocholithiasis in patients with gallstones and abnormal liver function.},
  author={Bilal O. Al-Jiffry and Abdeen Elfateh and Tariq Chundrigar and Bassem Othman and Owaid M. Almalki and Fares Rayza and H. Mohammed Niyaz and Hesham Elmakhzangy and Mohammed Khachi Hatem},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 35},
  pages={
          5877-82
        }
}
AIM To find a non-invasive strategy for detecting choledocholithiasis before cholecystectomy, with an acceptable negative rate of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. METHODS All patients with symptomatic gallstones were included in the study. Patients with abnormal liver functions and common bile duct abnormalities on ultrasound were referred for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Patients with normal ultrasound were referred to magnetic resonance… CONTINUE READING
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