Diagnosis of spontaneous perforation of the biliary tract in the newborn

Anne Kolbe, Bonnie L. Beaver, Richard Rosenbaum, J. Laurance Hill

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This report is of a 2-month-old child with spontaneous perforation of the common bile duct diagnosed by 99m-Tc disofenin nuclear hepatobiliary imaging. Of the agents available, the radiopharmaceutical properties of this compound allow the most accurate, safe, high-resolution imaging of the hepatobiliary tree in the diagnostic evaluation of jaundiced infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1139-1142
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1986


  • 99m-Tc disofenin
  • Spontaneous perforation biliary tract
  • bile ascites
  • hepatobiliary imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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