Transient nonvisualization of gallbladder in an asphyxiated neonate

P. Sujov, S. Herschkowitz, J. Jerushalmi

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Biliary scintigraphy was performed in an asphyxiated neonate with gallbladder distention. There was no visualization of the gallbladder until 24 hours after injection, and this indicated the presence of cystic duct obstruction. After 2 days of conservative treatment, the distention was resolved and in a repeat study the gallbladder was normally visualized. This case demonstrates that nonvisualization of a distended gallbladder in an asphyxiated neonate may be a transient phenomenon and no aggressive treatment is indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes


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