Endoscopy 2009; 41(8): 725-726
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1214956
Case report

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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound-guided percutaneous cholangiography and cholangiodrainage (CEUS-PTCD)

A.  Ignee1 , U.  Baum2 , G.  Schuessler1 , C.  F.  Dietrich1
  • 1Medical Department 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
  • 2Radiological Department, Caritas-Krankenhaus, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
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Publication History

submitted16 March 2009

accepted after revision20 June 2009

Publication Date:
10 August 2009 (online)

We present our experience with contrast-enhanced ultrasound-guided percutaneous transhepatic cholangiodrainage in eight patients with obstructive jaundice and failure of conventional endoscopic retrograde cholangiography. The intraductal application of the ultrasound contrast agent led to sufficient cholangiography in all patients. In one patient, after accidental dislocation of the bile duct drain, the leakage could be detected by demonstration of the passage of contrast agent into the perihepatic peritoneal space. Further studies are necessary to evaluate this new technique in a larger numbers of patients.


C. F. Dietrich, MD 

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