Out of 238 retrograde cholangiographies 148 examinations were carried out (62% of the cases) on patients after cholecystectomy and/or other operations of the bile ducts, if the hitherto used methods of examination were not able to clarify the cause of the disease. In 106 patients a jaundice was present (72%). In the operated cases the most frequent diagnoses were calculi of the bile duct (33%), stricture of the choledochus (12%) as well as hypertrophy of Oddi's sphincter (8%). The authors pay attention to the role of the frequently found, however not considerably regarded juxtapapillary diverticula. The endoscopic retrograde cholangiography is an important method in the diagnosis of complaints after operations of the bile ducts. It is also suited for the clarification of very complicated changes.
|Translated title of the contribution||Retrograde endoscopic cholangiography in complaints following biliary surgery|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur die Gesamte Innere Medizin und Ihre Grenzgebiete|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1974|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine