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.

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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 — 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 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

  • 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

  • transhepatic cholangiography — percutaneous transhepatic c …   Medical dictionary

  • percutaneous transhepatic cholangiopancreatography — (PTC) a method for outlining the bile ducts and pancreatic ducts with radiopaque dyes, which are introduced by a catheter inserted into the ducts from the surface of the skin. See cholangiography …   Medical dictionary

  • percutaneous transhepatic cholangiopancreatography — a method for outlining the bile ducts and pancreatic ducts with radiopaque dyes, which are introduced by a catheter inserted into the ducts from the surface of the skin. See also: cholangiography …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Cholangiography — Intervention ICD 9 CM 87.5 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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