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Hida scan showed clogged bile duct, but my physician says she doesn't think it is biliary atresia. What does this mean?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Other cause of block
Hida scan is a nuclear medicine test to check on the flow of bile from liver, into gallbladder, and bile ducts.
Safe test. Results can be: normal; no visualization of dye in the gallbladder (may mean blockage by stone, inflammation-cholecystitis, less likely tumor); slow movementvisualization-may reflect liver trouble, blockage, inflammation of bile ducts; seen elsewhere than bil sys/gi-leakage.

In brief: Other cause of block
Hida scan is a nuclear medicine test to check on the flow of bile from liver, into gallbladder, and bile ducts.
Safe test. Results can be: normal; no visualization of dye in the gallbladder (may mean blockage by stone, inflammation-cholecystitis, less likely tumor); slow movementvisualization-may reflect liver trouble, blockage, inflammation of bile ducts; seen elsewhere than bil sys/gi-leakage.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Sludge
Bile sludge can cause non visualization of ducts or absence of flow of bile into intestines.
An open liver biopsy and cholangiogram can confirm and wash the sludge loose.

In brief: Sludge
Bile sludge can cause non visualization of ducts or absence of flow of bile into intestines.
An open liver biopsy and cholangiogram can confirm and wash the sludge loose.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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In brief: Obstruction
Biliary atresia is a disease of children.
In adults, this can mean stones or tumor disease.

In brief: Obstruction
Biliary atresia is a disease of children.
In adults, this can mean stones or tumor disease.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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