[Diagnostic algorithm of biliary tract diseases in children]

L V Bogomaz, P L Shcherbakov, O N Tsar'kova, Iu E Alekseeva, N A Ermolenko, E A Kochetova, K A Shakorian
Experimental & Clinical Gastroenterology 2010, (1): 8-14
Biliary tract (BT) diseases occupy one of the first places among the gastrointestinal diseases in children. The term "biliary tract" includes the gallbladder and intra-and extrahepatic bile ducts. The structure of biliary tract diseases had a significant increase in metabolic and inflammatory diseases, functional disorders. According to this, purpose of this study was to propose algorithms for children examination with biliary tract diseases in outpatient and hospital phases. In this article, based on their own experience was described the features and significance of laboratory and instrumental methods in the diagnosis of biliary tract disease in children. It was shown that the diagnostic significance of intrascope research methods in the identification of bile-excreting system diseases in children.

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