Evaluation of the biliary intestinal limb of a roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy using computed tomographic cholangiography

Benjamin M. Yeh, Fergus V. Coakley, Emily M. Webb, Aliya Qayyum, Antonio C. Westphalen, Lawrence W. Way

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Abstract

Computed tomographic (CT) findings involving the biliary intestinal limb of a Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy may be ambiguous because oral agents frequently do not reflux into that limb. We describe 2 cases where antegrade biliary intestinal limb opacification by intravenous CT cholangiography in the left lateral decubitus position obviated the need for biopsy of an apparent enlarging mass in the biliary intestinal limb. We conclude that CT cholangiography may help clarify the status of a Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-889
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

Keywords

  • CT cholangiography
  • Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy
  • Small bowel
  • Whipple procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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