COMPARISON OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY AND ULTRASOUND IN DIAGNOSIS OF BILIARY OBSTRUCTION
Dr. Kunaal Jain*, Dr. Rajesh Kuber, Dr. Arijit Ghosh, Dr. Pooja Karanjule and Dr. Vaibhav Aher
INTRODUCTION The expanding spectrum of therapeutic options for patients with obstructive jaundice makes it necessary for the radiologist to precisely assess the underlying aetiology, exact location, level and extent of the disease. Biliary tree diseases are common worldwide. The causes of biliary obstruction may be intraluminal like choledocholithiasis, haemobilia, parasites or may be extraluminal like chronic pancreatitis, ampullary stenosis, lymph node or vascular compression or may be benign like post-surgical stricture, primary sclerosing cholangitis, AIDS cholangiopathy or it may be malignant like cholangiocarcinoma, carcinoma head of pancreas, duodenal or ampullary carcinoma, metastatic disease. It may also be due to congenital anomalies like biliary atresia, choledochal cyst or Caroliâ€™s disease.
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