What is the role of percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC or PTHC) in the diagnosis of conjugated hyperbilirubinemia?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Richard A Weisiger, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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PTC or PTHC offers most of the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of ERCP and may be more readily available in some settings. It can be useful in cases in which ERCP has been unsuccessful or is not available.


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