Cholangiography

Cholangiography is the imaging of the bile duct (also known as the biliary tree) by x-rays. There are at least two kinds of cholangiography: Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC): Examination of liver and bile ducts by x-rays. This is accomplished by the insertion of a thin needle into the liver carrying a contrast medium to help […]
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Intestinal obstruction

Bowel obstruction (or intestinal obstruction) is a mechanical or functional obstruction of the intestines, preventing the normal transit of the products of digestion. It can occur at any level distal to the duodenum of the small intestine and is a medical emergency. The condition is often treated conservatively over a period of 2-5 days with […]
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Gardner’s syndrome

Gardner’s syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by the presence of multiple polyps in the colon together with tumors outside the colon. The extracolonic tumors may include osteomas of the skull, thyroid cancer, epidermoid cysts, fibromas and sebaceous cysts. The countless polyps in the colon predispose to the development of colon cancer. Number of View: […]
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Bezoar

A bezoar is a mass found trapped in the gastrointestinal system (usually the stomach), though they can occur in other locations. There are several varieties of bezoar, some of which have inorganic constituents and others organic.     Number of View: 12132
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Peutz-Jegers syndrome (PJS)

Peutz-Jegers syndrome (PJS) is a rare hereditary disease characterized bymelanocytic macules of the lips, gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyps andan increased risk for many classes of cancer. The serine/threonine kinase LKB1(also designated STK11) has been identified as the gene mutated in PJS. LKB1activity increases upon the binding of a regulatory complex consisting of theSte20-related adaptor α (STRAD […]
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Zenker diverticulum

Zenker diverticulum. Lateral single-contrast esophagogram shows a large outpouching (*) arising from the region of the cricopharyngeus posterior to the normal esophagus (arrow). Number of View: 8281
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Esophagitis tuberculous

Esophagus / Conventional Radiography / Barium esophagography / There is compression (black arrows) of the upper thoracic esophagus with associated ulceration (white arrow) due to caseating tuberculous nodes that have eroded into the esophagus Tuberculous esophagitis.There is compression (black arrows) of the upper thoracic esophagus with associated ulceration (white arrow) due to caseating tuberculous nodes […]
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Esophageal motility disorders

1. Esophagus / Fluoroscopy / Barium swallow / Elderly Adult / Male / Less severe simultaneous nonperistaltic contractionsNonperistaltic contractions in the esophagus. Another elderly man without esophageal symptoms has less severe simultaneous nonperistaltic contractions. (From Ott DJ: Radiologic evaluation of esophageal dysphagia. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 17:1-33, 1988.) Number of View: 7335
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Esophagus extrinsec impressions

Example of the variable appearance of the postcricoid impression, which is due to the prolapse of lax mucosal folds over the ventral submucosal venous plexus (arrow). It is not seen after the barium bolus is passed. (Normal variant images from: Keats TE and Anderston MW: Atlas of Normal Roentgen Variants That May Simulate Disease, 8/e. […]
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Gastritis

Inflammation of the stomach.  Symptoms include epigastric pain, tenderness, nausea, and vomiting.   Gastritis may result from infection, alcohol, or dietary changes. Number of View: 4097
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