Which ultrasound bile duct findings suggest biliary colic and acute cholecystitis?

Updated: Jan 18, 2017
  • Author: Peter A D Steel, MBBS, MA; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Additional findings in the presence or absence of gallstones may include a dilated common bile duct or dilated intrahepatic ducts of the biliary tree, which indicate common bile duct stones. In the absence of stones, a solitary stone may be lodged in the common bile duct, a location that is difficult to visualize ultrasonographically.


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