pneumobilia

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pneumobilia

 [noo″mo-bil´e-ah]
the presence of gas in the biliary system.

pneumobilia

/pneu·mo·bil·ia/ (-bil´e-ah) gas in the biliary system.

pneumobilia

The presence of gas in the bile ducts.

Aetiology
Biliary-enteric anastomosis, ERCP, sphincter of Oddi incompetence, Oddi sphincterectomy, scarring, congenital, spontaneous biliary-enteric fistula, drugs (e.g., atropine), peptic ulcer disease, cholecytoenterostomy, Whipple procedure, neoplasia (e.g., cholangiocarcinoma), ampullary carcinoma, infection (e.g., cholangitis), liver abscess, emphysematous cholcystitis.

pneumobilia

gas in the biliary tree.