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Diagnostic imaging before and after dissolution of gallbladder stones.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1529155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasonography is currently the most sensitive non-invasive imaging modality for the diagnosis of gallbladder stones. It has low sensitivity, however, for the detection of fine residue, stone debris, or mucosal ulcers after percutaneous chemical contact dissolution of gallstones. Percutaneous endoscopy is much more sensitive and specific for this purpose. Computed tomography of the gallbladder and gallstones, when properly used, can help in identifying patients suitable for percutaneous contact dissolution of gallstones using cholesterol solvent such as methyl tert-butyl ether. Attention to details and appropriate analysis of the data obtained will overcome many of the shortcomings in the majority of studies that failed to appropriately correlate CT findings with gallstone dissolvability.
S Zakko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Recenti progressi in medicina     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0034-1193     ISO Abbreviation:  Recenti Prog Med     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-22     Completed Date:  1992-10-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401271     Medline TA:  Recenti Prog Med     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.
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MeSH Terms
Cholelithiasis / radiography*,  therapy,  ultrasonography*
Contrast Media
Diagnosis, Differential
Ethers / therapeutic use*
Methyl Ethers*
Prospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Solvents / therapeutic use*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 0/Ethers; 0/Methyl Ethers; 0/Solvents; 1634-04-4/methyl tert-butyl ether

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