The thick common bile duct in pyogenic cholangitis

P. Gaines, N. Markham, Joseph Leung, C. Metreweli

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The paper describes thickening of the wall of the common bile duct in acute pyogenic cholangitis demonstrated by ultrasound. The abnormality appears as a hypoechoic stripe lying internal to the echogenic line of the normal common bile duct. The clinical features of acute cholangitis may be atypical and this new sign should be of value in these difficult cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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