J Korean Radiol Soc.  1983 Mar;19(1):156-160. 10.3348/jkrs.1983.19.1.156.

Sonographic findings of biliary tract disease

Abstract

Fourtyone patients fo gallbladder and bile duct diseases were studied clinically and sonographically.Tweentynine (Seventyone percent) patients were distributed between age fourty to fiftynine and male to femaleratio was 1:1.4. The order of frequency of biliary tract disease was cholelithiasis, acalculous cholecystitis, CBDstone and CBD cancer. Sonographic findings of cholelithiasis were strong echo with posterior shadowing, faintinternal echoes without shadowing, gallbladder wall thickneing and anechoicity of the gallbladder wall. Instead ofsmall proportion of gallbladder distension and wall anechoicity, faint internal echoes without shadowing were seenin ten of nineteen cases of cholelithiasis. On choledocholithiasis, meniscus sign at the junction of the stone andgallbladder wall was identified in most cases and was helpful to differentiation stone from malignancy. The degreeof CBD dilatation was more severe in malignancy than in CBD stones and ascaris in CBD. Sonographic examination wasuseful in detection of gallbladder and bilicary tree pathology and the cause of biliary tract obstruction could beidentified.


MeSH Terms

Acalculous Cholecystitis
Ascaris
Bile Duct Diseases
Biliary Tract Diseases*
Biliary Tract*
Choledocholithiasis
Cholelithiasis
Dilatation
Gallbladder
Humans
Male
Pathology
Shadowing (Histology)
Trees
Ultrasonography*
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