Increasing hepatobiliary laparoscopic surgeries have lead to a rise in injury to the biliary tree and other complications like bile leak. Ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) cannot reliably distinguish bile from other postoperative fluid collections. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with hepatobiliary agents and MR cholangiopancreatography provide anatomic and functional information that allows for prompt diagnosis and excludes any other concomitant complications. We report a case of post-cholecystectomy bile leak in a 42-year-old female who presented with persistent dull abdominal pain after the intervention; we emphasize the role of MR imaging in achieving the correct diagnosis

Bile leak after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Role of MR imaging / Francesco Mungai; Valentina Berti; Stefano Colagrande. - In: JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY CASE REPORTS. - ISSN 1943-0922. - ELETTRONICO. - 7:(2013), pp. 25-32. [10.3941/jrcr.v7i1.1261]

Bile leak after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Role of MR imaging

MUNGAI, FRANCESCO;BERTI, VALENTINA;COLAGRANDE, STEFANO
2013

Abstract

Increasing hepatobiliary laparoscopic surgeries have lead to a rise in injury to the biliary tree and other complications like bile leak. Ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) cannot reliably distinguish bile from other postoperative fluid collections. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with hepatobiliary agents and MR cholangiopancreatography provide anatomic and functional information that allows for prompt diagnosis and excludes any other concomitant complications. We report a case of post-cholecystectomy bile leak in a 42-year-old female who presented with persistent dull abdominal pain after the intervention; we emphasize the role of MR imaging in achieving the correct diagnosis
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