2016, Number 1
Cholangiopancreatography by magnetic resonance and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in diagnosis of choledocholithiasis
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ABSTRACTIntroduction. The magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that provides high quality images similar to those provided by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in biliary-pancreatic diseases. The aim of the study was to determine the efficacy of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis. Methods. A diagnostic evaluation was performed in 39 patients with suspected choledocholithiasis, who attended the service of endoscopy at the Medical-Surgical Research Center in the period from September 2012 to March 2013. Results. Female sex predominated (58.9%), the age group between 40-59 years (41.1%) and jaundice was the main indication for the procedures (48.7%). Choledocholithiasis had sensitivity of 96.30%, specificity of 83.33%, a positive predictive value of 92.86% and a negative predictive value of 90.91%. Conclusions. It was concluded that cholangioresonance is a useful procedure in the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis.
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