Hepatobiliary scintigraphy in surgical patients

Van Rensburg, L. C. J. ; Klopper, J. F. ; Ellmann, A. (1984-10)

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Hepatobiliary scintigraphy as an investigative procedure has a definite role in the investigation of the surgical patient with various biliary problems. As it outlines the functional anatomy of the biliary tract, it has been employed for some time in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. In addition, it has a place in the investigation of patients with chronic cholecystitis, common bile duct obstruction and biliary leaks and in evaluating the integrity of biliary bypass procedures.

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