Cystic duct obstruction (HIDA scan)

Case contributed by Stefan Tigges


Right upper quadrant pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male


Nuclear medicine

Nuclear Medicine HIDA scan shows hepatic uptake and excretion of radiotracer into hepatic/bile duct and bowel, but no radiotracer in gall bladder suggesting cystic duct obstruction.

Case Discussion

Cholescintigraphy may demonstrate cystic duct obstruction, confirming a diagnosis of cholecystitis.

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