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False-Positive Radionuclide Hepatobiliary Imaging Following Cystic Duct Stone Removal

ZAGORIA, RONALD J., M.D.; COWAN, ROBERT J., M.D.; DYER, RAYMOND B., M.D.; HERRERA, MARCOS, M.D.

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The authors report a case in which a radionuclide hepatobiliary image was falsely indicative of cystic duct obstruction in a patient with an Indwelling cholecystostomy tube and an externalized gallbladder-duodenal stent. Cystic duct patency was demonstrated radiographlcally shortiy before and after the radlonuclide study. The authors recommend that cystic duct obstruction indicated by a radionuclide hepaloblliary image be confirmed by another means if a cholecystostomy tube is present, or If the patient recently has undergone percutaneous gallbladder or cystic duct manipulations.

Department of Radiology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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