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X-ray examination of the bile ducts after the administration of a radiopaque contrast medium.

cho·lan′gi·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk) adj.


(Medicine) radiographic examination of the bile ducts after the introduction into them of a contrast medium


(kəˌlæn dʒiˈɒg rə fi, koʊ-)

x-ray examination of the bile ducts using a radiopaque contrast medium.
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Noun1.cholangiography - roentgenographic examination of the bile ducts after a contrast medium has been injected
roentgenography, X-ray photography - radiography that uses X-rays to produce a roentgenogram


n. colangiografía, rayos-x de las vías biliares.


n colangiografía (técnica); percutaneous transhepatic — colangiografía transhepática percutánea
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Worrisome cholangiographic features include stricture length greater than 14 mm, irregularity, abrupt shelflike borders, intraductal nodularity, and simultaneous common bile duct and pancreatic duct dilation (double duct sign).
The evidence of ductopenia in liver biopsy or cholangiographic evidence of paucity of bile ducts leads to confirmation of diagnosis.
Background is sufficiently suppressed to result in a cholangiographic or pancreaticographic effect without need for contrast medium administration as in other invasive cholangiographies, which results in a very high signal intensity of bile and background at low.
The Strasberg classification [sup][4] was used to describe the type of BDI (based on surgical and cholangiographic findings) and the Dindo-Clavien classification [sup][5] was used to stratify the severity of complications [Table 2] and [Table 3].