MEMC VI Abstracts| Volume 41, ISSUE 2, P212, August 2011

Can Common Bile Duct Measurements be Excluded in the Emergency Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Patients with Gallstones?

      Measurement of the common bile duct (CBD) has traditionally been considered an integral part of gallbladder ultrasonography, but can be difficult, especially for novice sonographers. This study examined the incidence of isolated CBD dilatation in patients with suspected gallbladder pathology and the need for universal sonographic CBD measurement in ruling out acute gallbladder disease.
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