magnetic resonance cholangiography

magnetic resonance cholangiography

A non-invasive form of MRI used to identify common bile duct stones, which has a higher diagnostic yield than ERCP and intraoperative cholangiography.
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But ERCP is preferred over magnetic resonance cholangiography in patients with known PSC despite the substantial risk of pancreatitis, he noted.
19) Magnetic resonance cholangiography has a lower sensitivity (80%) but a high specificity (96%) for the diagnosis of a malignant bile duct structure.
We conclude from the experience with our patient that the CA 19-9 level, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography, and stent placement were of no particular help to reach the recommendation for surgical therapy; diagnostic MRI and magnetic resonance cholangiography provided useful information for planning and conducting the resection.

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