Definition of cholangiography in English:


Line breaks: chol|an¦gi|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒlandʒɪˈɒgrəfi


[mass noun] Medicine
  • X-ray examination of the bile ducts, used to locate and identify an obstruction.
    More example sentences
    • Before the widespread availability of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography was often used to delineate the biliary anatomy preoperatively.
    • Further imaging that may be done by a gastroenterologist or interventional radiologist includes endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography.
    • When necessary, colorful schematic illustrations and radiologic studies, including cholangiography, sonography, and computed tomography, have been added.



Pronunciation: /kɒˈlandʒɪəgram/
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  • A cholangiogram can be performed intraoperatively to evaluate the hepatic and common bile ducts for filling defects and retained stones.
  • The patient underwent laparoscopic chole cystectomy, during which a cholangiogram was performed to rule out a common bile duct stone.


1930s: coined in Spanish from Greek khole 'bile' + angeion 'vessel' + -graphia (see -graphy).

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