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congenital anomalies of the biliary tree
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types of congenital anomalies of the biliary tree
Biliary Atresia 2.Caroli'sDisease 3.Choledocal Cyst 4. Congenital Strictures
These are not normal variants. Normal variants do not usually cause pathology.
Congenital anomalies often cause problems and pathology
SONO findings of congenital anomalies of the biliary tree
BiliaryDuct dilatation (of formed ducts). 2. Portal HTN signs 3. Identification of a normal CBD differentiates 4. biliary atresia from neonatal hepatitis 5. Absent or small GB (< 1.5cm). 6. Other findings vary with severity.
Correlative imaging best for the biliary tree
Nuclear Medicine is the best exam for this pathology.
Nuc-Med test can Rule out cystic and/or CBD obstruction and biliaryatresia
what happens during a the nuc med test (hepato-biliary scan)
A fat-soluble radionucleatideis injected. If both the CD and CBD are patent, then the radionucleatide will appear in the GB and bowel within a half hour post-injection.
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