transhepatic cholangiography
percutaneous transhepatic c.

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  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography — (PTHC or PTC) is a diagnostic test used to visualize the anatomy of the biliary tract. A contrast medium is injected into a bile duct in the liver, after which X rays are taken. It has various purposes, such as the visualisation of the biliary… …   Wikipedia

  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) — A test of the bile duct system done by inserting a thin needle through the skin and into the liver (on the right side of the patient s abdomen). Dye is injected through the needle into the bile duct in the liver so that blockages of the bile duct …   Medical dictionary

  • PTC (percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography) — A test of the bile duct system done by inserting a thin needle through the skin and into the liver (on the right side of the patient s abdomen). Dye is injected through the needle into the bile duct in the liver so that blockages of the bile duct …   Medical dictionary

  • fine needle transhepatic cholangiography — (FNTC) transhepatic cholangiography performed by means of a very fine, highly flexible steel needle (fine needle) …   Medical dictionary

  • percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography — cholangiography after introduction of a radiopaque medium into the biliary system by percutaneous puncture of a bile duct. See also endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, under cholangiopancreatography …   Medical dictionary

  • percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography — PTC. A procedure to x ray the hepatic and common bile ducts. A contrasting agent is injected into the liver or bile duct, and the ducts are then x rayed to find the point of obstruction. Also called PTC …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Cholangiography — Intervention ICD 9 CM 87.5 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • Cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic (PTC) — A test of the bile duct system done by inserting a thin needle through the skin and into the liver (on the right side of the patient s abdomen). Dye is injected through the needle into the bile duct in the liver so that blockages of the bile duct …   Medical dictionary

  • cholangiography — Radiographic examination of the bile ducts with contrast medium. [chol + G. angeion, vessel, + grapho, to write] cystic duct c. radiography of the biliary system after introduction of contras …   Medical dictionary

  • cholangiography — n. imaging of the bile ducts in order to demonstrate anatomical abnormalities, generalized diseases of the bile ducts, the presence of stones, or the site and nature of local blockages. It may be combined with imaging of the pancreatic duct… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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