Cholangiography

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cholangiography

[kə‚lan·j̄ē′äg·rə·fē]
(medicine)
Roentgenography of the bile ducts.

Cholangiography

 

roentgenographic examination of the gallbladder and bile ducts after the introduction (orally or intravenously) of an iodine-containing contrast agent that is excreted with bile. The procedure is not applied in the case of pronounced jaundice. Cholangiography yields a clear picture of the anatomical structure and functioning of the gallbladder and bile ducts; it reveals the presence of calculi, or gallstones (cholelithiasis), inflammatory changes (cholecystitis or cholangitis), and disruption of the emptying mechanism of the bladder (dyskinesia).

REFERENCES

Lindenbraten, L. D. Rentgenologicheskoe issledovanie pecheni i zhelchnykh putei. Leningrad, 1953.
Gal’perin, E. I., and I. M. Ostrovskaia. Kontrastnoe issledovanie v khirurgii zhelchnykh putei. Moscow, 1964.
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