Limited usefulness of carbon dioxide as a contrast agent for cholangiography

Tony P. Smith, Antony T. Young, David W. Hunter, Michael D. Darcy, Wilfrido Castaneda-Zuniga, Kurt Amplatz

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Abstract

Carbon dioxide (CO2) was unsuccessfully used as a biliary contrast agent in 9 of 10 patients undergoing percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography prior to biliary drainage. The technique involved hand injection of 10-20 cc CO2 through the Chiba needle in an attempt to fill preferentially the anterior biliary radicals. Although CO2 remains a useful agent in many instances, paricularly for percutaneous nephrostomy, its usefulness in the biliary tract is severely limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-44
Number of pages2
JournalGastrointestinal radiology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

Keywords

  • Bile duct radiography, contrast media
  • Carbon dioxide, cholangiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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    Smith, T. P., Young, A. T., Hunter, D. W., Darcy, M. D., Castaneda-Zuniga, W., & Amplatz, K. (1987). Limited usefulness of carbon dioxide as a contrast agent for cholangiography. Gastrointestinal radiology, 12(1), 43-44. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01885101