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Glossary: percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

(per-kyoo-TAY-nee-us TRANZ-heh-PA-tik koh-lan-jee-AH-gruh-fee)

A procedure to x-ray the hepatic and common bile ducts. A contrasting agent is injected through the skin into the liver or bile duct, and the ducts are then x-rayed to find the point of obstruction. Also called PTC.