Routine magnetic resonance cholangiography compared to intra-operative cholangiography in patients with suspected common bile duct stones.

@article{Eshghi2008RoutineMR,
  title={Routine magnetic resonance cholangiography compared to intra-operative cholangiography in patients with suspected common bile duct stones.},
  author={Fariborz Eshghi and Roohollah Abdi},
  journal={Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={525-8}
}
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) is a non-invasive method for imaging biliary ducts. When used to exclude common bile duct (CBD) stones, MRC may obviate the need for intra-operative cholangiography (IOC). In this prospective study, MRC and IOC were compared for the diagnosis of suspected stones of the CBD. METHODS Thirty patients with gallstones and suspected CBD lithiasis (abnormal serum liver tests and CBD >7 mm on ultrasound) had MRC followed by open cholecystectomy and… CONTINUE READING