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Submitted: 31 August 2011 Modified: 26 April 2017
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08311102083137

Scintigraphic findings in a type 1 biliary atresia.

1Gerard  . Goco,
2Eduardo E. Ongkeko,
3Emelyn M. De Jesus
Department of Nuclear Medicine - St. Luke's Medical Center

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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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
Publisher:
Philippine Society of Nuclear Medicine

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