Relative merits of ultrasonography, computed tomography and cholangiography in patients of surgical obstructive jaundice.

@article{Kumar1998RelativeMO,
  title={Relative merits of ultrasonography, computed tomography and cholangiography in patients of surgical obstructive jaundice.},
  author={M. N. V. S. S. Kumar and Rajendra Prashad and Ajit Kumar and Raju Sharma and Subrato Kumar Acharya and Tushar Kanti Chattopadhyay},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={1998},
  volume={45 24},
  pages={2027-32}
}
Fifty consecutive patients with surgical obstructive jaundice were evaluated prospectively with ultrasonography (US), computed tomographic scans (CT scan) and cholangiography-percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) or endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreaticography (ERCP). The diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound in defining the level of obstruction was 86% as compared to 86% and 94.8% for CT scan and cholangiography, respectively. To measure the etiology of the obstruction, the accuracy… CONTINUE READING