Enhanced Filling and Cholecystokinin-Induced Emptying of the Human Gallbladder after Glyceryl Trinitrate Administration: A Scintigraphic Sign of Functional Cystic Duct Syndrome

László Madácsy, Attila Szepes, Viktória Bertalan, László Pávics, Laszló Csernay, János Lonovics

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Abstract

The distinctive features of cystic duct syndrome are acalculous biliary pain (ABP) with impaired gallbladder (GB) filling, emptying, or both. The mechanism of ABP pain has been explained in theory by exaggerated GB contraction, which was intended to overcome a functional cystic duct obstruction or GB dyskinesia. However, no human data lend support to this pathomechanism. The authors present new scintigraphic features suggestive of functional cystic duct obstruction in humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)660-662
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2002

Keywords

  • Acalculous Biliary Pain
  • Cholecystokinin
  • Cystic Duct Syndrome
  • Gallbladder
  • Gallbladder Dyskinesia
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate
  • Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy
  • Nitric Oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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