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The triangular sign, a useful diagnostic marker for biliary atresia: A case series of three Irish infants.
Smith, Aisling; Shankar, A; Collins, A; Tarrant, A; Boyle, Michael A
<p>The original article is available at <a href="http://imj.ie/">www.imj.ie</a></p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>The triangular cord (TC) sign is the appearance of a triangular shaped echogenic density visualised immediately cranial to the portal vein bifurcation on ultrasonographic examination. Several studies have reported that this ultrasonographic sign is a reliable and helpful marker in identifying Biliary Atresia (BA). Aims To report the identification of the TC sign in three infants with BA in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Methods A retrospective chart review was performed to evaluate the clinical presentation and imaging of the three patients with positive TC sign and BA. Discussion Timely, accurate diagnosis of BA is essential to minimise morbidity and optimise patient outcome. The TC is a valuable ultrasonographic sign to aid early diagnosis of BA. © 2018, Irish Medical Association. All rights reserved.</p>
Keyword(s): Triangular Sign; Diagnostic Marker; Biliary Atresia; Irish Infants.; Medicine and Health Sciences; Pediatrics
Publication Date:
2018
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation(s): Smith A, Shankar A, Collins A, Tarrant A, Boyle, MA. The triangular sign, a useful diagnostic marker for biliary atresia: A case series of three Irish infants. Irish Medical Journal. 2018;111(6):776
Publisher(s): Irish Medical Association
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): https://epubs.rcsi.ie/paedart/11
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