Ultrasound and radionuclide biliary scanning in acute pediatric abdominal pain

John P McGahan, H. E. Phillips, R. C. Stadalnik, K. L. Cox

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Seven pediatric patients (ages 2-14) who presented with acute abdominal symptomatology and an abnormal cholecystosonogram are reviewed. Etiologies of the abnormal sonograms included: hepatitis (3 of 7), acalculous cholecystitis (1 of 7), calculous cholecystitis (1 of 7), cholangitis with associated cholecystitis (1 of 7), and chronic active hepatitis with low serum albumin (1 of 7). The combined use of the sonogram and the radionuclide biliary scan is helpful in predicting and distinguishing between cases of cholecystitis and uncomplicated hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-258
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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