Comparison of radionuclear scintigraphy and liver biopsy in the evaluation of neonatal cholestasis

Vasundhara Tolia*, Reuben S. Dubois, Amir Kagalwalla, Sandra Fleming, Veena Dua

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Abstract

Twenty-eight patients with neonatal cholestasis were given appropriate tests to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. Comparison of the results showing total obstruction on scintigraphy but not on liver biopsy is presented. It is suggested that liver biopsy be performed to confirm the diagnosis prior to undertaking exploratory laparotomy when radionuclear scan suggests extrahepatic biliary atresia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

Keywords

  • Extrahepatic biliary atresia
  • Liver biopsy
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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