Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 2001;44(8):899-907.
Published online August 15, 2001.
The Usefulness of Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography in the Diagnosis of Biliary Atresia
Seok Joo Han1, Ki Sup Chung2, Myung-Joon Kim3, Airi Han2, Eui Ho Hwang2
1Division of Pediatric Surgery, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
담도폐쇄증의 진단에 있어서 자기공명담도촬영술의 유용성
한석주1, 정기섭2, 김명준3, 한애리2, 황의호2
1연세대학교 의과대학 외과학교실
2연세대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
3연세대학교 의과대학 진단방사선과학교실
Seok Joo Han, Email:
: To evaluate the usefulness of magnetic resonance cholangiography(MRC) for the diagnosis of biliary atresia in infantile cholestatic jaundice.
: Fifty consecutive infants with cholestatic jaundice underwent single-shot MRC for 3 years. The radiologic diagnosis of non-biliary atresia with MRC was based on visualization of the common bile duct and common hepatic duct. The diagnosis of biliary atresia was based on non-visualization of either the common bile duct or common hepatic duct. The final diagnosis of biliary atresia or non-biliary atresia was made with operations or clinical follow-up until jaundice resolved.
: MRC could clearly visualized the gallbladder, cystic duct, common hepatic duct, common bile duct, both intrahepatic ducts and second order intrahepatic ducts in small neonates and infants. MRC had accuracy of 98%, sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 96% for diagnosis of biliary atresia as the cause of infantile cholestatic jaundice.
: MRC is a very reliable noninvasive imaging study for diagnosis of biliary atresia in infants with cholestatic jaundice.
Key Words: Biliary atresia, Infantile cholestatic jaundice, Magnetic resonance imaging, Cholangiography

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