The role of MR cholangiopancreatography in the evaluation of pregnant patients with acute pancreaticobiliary disease.

@article{Oto2009TheRO,
  title={The role of MR cholangiopancreatography in the evaluation of pregnant patients with acute pancreaticobiliary disease.},
  author={Aytekin Oto and Ryan P Ernst and Labib M. Ghulmiyyah and Douglas Hughes and George R. Saade and G. Chaljub},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={82 976},
  pages={279-85}
}
This study aimed to determine the usefulness of MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in the evaluation of pregnant patients with acute pancreaticobiliary disease and its additional value over ultrasound. MRI studies of pregnant patients who were referred because of acute pancreaticobiliary disease were included. MR images and patient charts were reviewed retrospectively to determine clinical outcome and the results of other imaging studies. 18 pregnant patients underwent MRCP because of right… CONTINUE READING

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MRCP demonstrated the aetiology in four of these patients ( choledocholithiasis ( n = 1 ) , Mirizzi syndrome ( n = 1 ) , choledochal cyst ( n = 1 ) and intrahepatic biliary stones ( n = 1 ) ) and excluded obstructive pathology in the other four patients .
18 pregnant patients underwent MRCP because of right upper quadrant pain ( n = 6 ) , pancreatitis ( n = 9 ) , cholangitis ( n = 1 ) or jaundice ( n = 2 ) .
18 pregnant patients underwent MRCP because of right upper quadrant pain ( n = 6 ) , pancreatitis ( n = 9 ) , cholangitis ( n = 1 ) or jaundice ( n = 2 ) .
Three patients underwent only MRCP ; two had choledocholithiasis and one cholelithiasis and pancreatitis .
Three patients underwent only MRCP ; two had choledocholithiasis and one cholelithiasis and pancreatitis .
Three patients underwent only MRCP ; two had choledocholithiasis and one cholelithiasis and pancreatitis .
MRCP demonstrated the aetiology in four of these patients ( choledocholithiasis ( n = 1 ) , Mirizzi syndrome ( n = 1 ) , choledochal cyst ( n = 1 ) and intrahepatic biliary stones ( n = 1 ) ) and excluded obstructive pathology in the other four patients .
MRCP demonstrated the aetiology in four of these patients ( choledocholithiasis ( n = 1 ) , Mirizzi syndrome ( n = 1 ) , choledochal cyst ( n = 1 ) and intrahepatic biliary stones ( n = 1 ) ) and excluded obstructive pathology in the other four patients .
18 pregnant patients underwent MRCP because of right upper quadrant pain ( n = 6 ) , pancreatitis ( n = 9 ) , cholangitis ( n = 1 ) or jaundice ( n = 2 ) .
18 pregnant patients underwent MRCP because of right upper quadrant pain ( n = 6 ) , pancreatitis ( n = 9 ) , cholangitis ( n = 1 ) or jaundice ( n = 2 ) .
MRCP demonstrated the aetiology in four of these patients ( choledocholithiasis ( n = 1 ) , Mirizzi syndrome ( n = 1 ) , choledochal cyst ( n = 1 ) and intrahepatic biliary stones ( n = 1 ) ) and excluded obstructive pathology in the other four patients .
Three patients underwent only MRCP ; two had choledocholithiasis and one cholelithiasis and pancreatitis .
Three patients underwent only MRCP ; two had choledocholithiasis and one cholelithiasis and pancreatitis .
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