Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy Findings Lead to the Diagnosis of Spontaneous Common Bile Duct Rupture in an Infant

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Abstract

Hepatobiliary scintigraphy is a widely used functional imaging modality for diagnosis of a variety of liver diseases, as well as for detecting biliary tract abnormalities. Neonates or infants with persistent jaundice beyond the physiological period are usually evaluated with hepatobiliary scintigraphy. The authors present a 5-month-old girl with neonatal jaundice, ascites, and umbilical and bilateral inguinal hernias in whom spontaneous rupture of the biliary duct resulted in intraperitoneal bile leak with passage of tracer into bilateral inguinal hernial sacs.

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