transhepatic
trans·he·pat·ic -hi-'pat-ik adj passing through or performed by way of the bile ducts specif involving direct injection (as of a radiopaque medium) into the bile ducts <\transhepatic cholangiography>
trans·he·pat·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage — A procedure to drain bile to relieve pressure in the bile ducts caused by a blockage. An x ray of the liver and bile ducts locates the blockage of bile flow. Images made by ultrasound guide placement of a stent (tube), which remains in the liver …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • percutaneous transhepatic cholangiodrainage — PTCD. A procedure to drain bile to relieve pressure in the bile ducts caused by a blockage. An x ray of the liver and bile ducts locates the blockage of bile flow. Images made by ultrasound guide placement of a stent (tube), which remains in the… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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