Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2012 Dec;14(6):511-9. doi: 10.1007/s11894-012-0285-1.

Advances in the investigation of obstructive jaundice.

Author information

1
Department of Gastroenterology, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB, UK. addleyj@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

The causes of obstructive jaundice are varied, and timely, accurate methods of investigation are essential to avoid the development of complications. Imaging, invasive or non-invasive, should be carefully selected depending on the suspected underlying pathology in order to determine the degree and level of obstruction along with tissue acquisition and staging where relevant. Several imaging techniques will also allow subsequent therapeutic interventions to be carried out. This article reviews advances in the investigation of obstructive jaundice, highlighting recent developments, many of which at present remain restricted to large centres of expertise, but are likely to become more widespread in use as research progresses and local experience continues to improve.

PMID:
22972453
DOI:
10.1007/s11894-012-0285-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Springer
    Loading ...
    Support Center