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Extrahepatic Biliary Obstruction: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: Extrahepatic biliary obstruction reflects inability of bile to leave the liver and/or gallbladder with the obstruction occurring outside the liver. One common cause is Cholelithiasis leading to Choledocholithiasis, but tumors can also obstruct the common bile duct.

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Differential Diagnoses include: Choledocholithiasis

The sensitivity and specificity of findings for Extrahepatic Biliary Obstruction are listed below. See the left navigation bar to change the display.

Sensitive and Specific Findings

Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
MRCP Edit 95%97%

MRCP is less sensitive for stones (92%) and malignancy (88%).

Study: Ann Int Med. October 2003 | 139(7): Pages 547-557.