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Scintigraphic findings in a type 1 biliary atresia.

Author

Gerard  . Goco,
Eduardo E. Ongkeko,
Emelyn M. De Jesus

Related Institution

Department of Nuclear Medicine - St. Luke's Medical Center

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Case report
Title
The Philippine Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
July-December 2010
Volume
5
Issue
2
Page(s)
52-54

Abstract

Biliary atresia is a significant cause of neonatal jaundice that needs differentiation from neonatal hepatitis. Early identification of biliary atresia is important as surgical intervention is required. A hepatobiliary scan can help in the diagnosis of biliary atresia. Scintigraphic findings in a rare type of biliary atresia are described here to serve as a guide to other nuclear medicine physicians. Type 7 biliary atresia, which has an atretic common bile duct only, appears as persistent radiotracer activity in the gallbladder with no tracer activity in the intestines.

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box No. 21 Fulltext pdf (Request Document)

 
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