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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.
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(Medicine) radiographic examination of the bile ducts after the introduction into them of a contrast medium
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(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
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n. colangiografía, rayos-x de las vías biliares.
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n colangiografía (técnica); percutaneous transhepatic — colangiografía transhepática percutánea
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Anatomic variation in intrahepatic bile ducts: an analysis of intraoperative cholangiograms in 300 consecutive donors for living donor liver transplantation.
It emphasizes acute pancreatitis and its complications, cholangiograms, pancreas cysts and neoplasms, inherited conditions, ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), gallstones, iatrogenica imperfecta, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and drug-induced pancreatitis.
An advantage to nasobiliary drainage is that it enables monitoring of bleeding, irrigation of the bile duct, and follow-up cholangiograms without a need for a repeat endoscopy; the same applies to percutaneous biliary drains [36, 59].
Also the majority of patients in their study were ASA 1 (88%) and the remainder were ASA 2 (12%), there were no intraoperative cholangiograms, and 16% of the patients who stayed more than 8 hours were temporarily transferred to the main hospital surgical ward.
Kim et al., "Anatomic variation in intrahepatic bile ducts: an analysis of intraoperative cholangiograms in 300 consecutive donors for living donor liver transplantation," Korean Journal of Radiology, vol.
When evaluating these patients, planning MRCP in addition to intraoperative cholangiograms to study the "upside-down" biliary anatomy is a major benefit, allowing tracing and avoiding injury of the extrahepatic biliary tree.
Only 12 of the 66 patients with histological evidence of extrahepatic obstruction had exploratory laparotomies, and none had cholangiograms.
(10,12) However, false positive cholangiograms range between 2% to 16% and this leads to unnecessary increase in the conversion rates of laparoscopic cholecystectomies into open cholecystectomies.
(27) Occasionally, patients present with histological features of PSC in the setting of chronic colitis but have normal cholangiograms. These patients are considered to have small-duct PSC and comprise approximately 5% of all PSC patients.
Nine patients underwent intra-operative cholangiograms, 6 of which were helpful in confirming suspected CBD stones; 3 were performed for unclear anatomy, and only 1 indicated a possible injury to the biliary tree.
ERCP also yielded high quality cholangiograms and correlated with those obtained by MRimaging.