Biliary Excretion Noted on Hepatobiliary Iminodiacetic Acid Scan Does Not Exclude Diagnosis of Biliary Atresia

Adebowale Adeyemi, Lisa States, Leslie Wann, Henry C. Lin, Elizabeth B. Rand

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Abstract

A hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan is frequently used in an attempt to exclude biliary atresia in infants who are cholestatic. We present 6 cases of confirmed biliary atresia in infants who had biliary patency reported on HIDA scan. We demonstrate that misinterpreted HIDA scans led to delayed diagnosis and surgical intervention for biliary atresia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume220
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • HIDA scan
  • biliary atresia
  • hepatobiliary scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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