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Title: Role of HIDA scanning in the assessment of external biliary fistulae

Three patients with postoperative external biliary fistula are described. In each, radionuclide /sup 99m/Tc HIDA was used to define the anatomy of the fistula. The extent of the fistula and the presence of distal obstruction to bile flow could also be determined. This information was used to predict the likelihood of spontaneous fistula closure. HIDA scanning is a useful noninvasive alternative to other investigations, such as fistulography and cholangiography, which do not always provide useful information. The results of HIDA scanning can aid the clinical decision on the need for surgical intervention to correct an external biliary fistula.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5519767
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Surg. Gastroentarol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 3:1
Research Org:
Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, England
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BILIARY TRACT; FISTULAE; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISEASES; DIAGNOSIS; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; PATIENTS; TECHNETIUM 99; TRACER TECHNIQUES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DISEASES; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPE APPLICATIONS; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RADIOISOTOPES; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics