percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

Definition / meaning of percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

A procedure to x-ray the hepatic and common bile ducts. A contrasting agent is injected through the skin 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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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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