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Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 269–271 | Cite as

Oriental cholangiohepatitis: Preoperative radiographic and ultrasonographic diagnosis

  • F. William Scheible
  • Gary B. Davis
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Abstract

The recent influx of immigrants from Southeast Asia into the United States has increased the likelihood of encountering unusual diseases heretofore rarely seen in this country. Among these disorders is Oriental cholangiohepatitis, a potentially life-threatening process whose early diagnosis is facilitated by roentgenographic findings. Ultrasonography can also provide useful information, although potential pitfalls in diagnosis should be recognized.

Key words

Jaundice Biliary obstruction Cholangitis Cholangiography Biliary tract ultrasonography 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. William Scheible
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gary B. Davis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Division of Diagnostic UltrasoundUniversity HospitalSan DiegoUSA

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