Limited usefulness of carbon dioxide as a contrast agent for cholangiography.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Carbon dioxide (CO2) was unsuccessfully used as a biliary contrast agent in 9 of 10 patients undergoing percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography prior to biliary drainage. The technique involved hand injection of 10-20 cc CO2 through the Chiba needle in an attempt to fill preferentially the anterior biliary radicals. Although CO2 remains a useful agent in many instances, particularly for percutaneous nephrostomy, its usefulness in the biliary tract is severely limited.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, TP; Young, AT; Hunter, DW; Darcy, MD; Castaneda-Zuniga, W; Amplatz, K

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 43 - 44

PubMed ID

  • 3098619

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-2356

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01885101


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States