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Ultrasound findings in biliary atresia: the role of triangular cord sign.
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PMID:  19579927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this prospective study, 49 infants with prolonged jaundice, were studied between January 2005 to April 2007 in Tabriz Children's Hospital. All of these infants were evaluated with ultrasonography and isotopscan and finally biopsy was done in all of them under guide of sonography. In their sonographic evaluation, absence or presence of gall bladder, its size and also its evacuation after feeding was checked and beside this triangular cord sign was controlled. The PPV and specificity of triangular cord sign in diagnosis of extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA) was 100% but its NPV was only 78.5%. The overall accuracy, PPV, NPV, specificity and sensitivity ofultrasonographic findings in diagnosis of EHBA was about 94, 92, 94, 97 and 86%. Ultrasonography is a reliable screening method in early diagnosis of EHBA and triangular cord sign increases its accuracy especially its specificity.
M Nemati; M Rafeey; A B Shakeri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1028-8880     ISO Abbreviation:  Pak. J. Biol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-07     Completed Date:  2009-07-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247723     Medline TA:  Pak J Biol Sci     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Tabriz University (Medical Sciences), Tabriz, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Biliary Atresia / complications,  diagnosis*,  ultrasonography*
Jaundice / etiology
Prospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity

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