Utility of the Common Bile Duct

Is it worth your time?

By Michael Prats, MD on 01/15/18 04:00 AM

Measuring the size of the common bile duct is a standard part of the sonographic evaluation for biliary pathology. Sometimes this can pose a challenge as it is often very small when not pathologically dilated. These authors wanted to find out how important this measurement is when diagnosing complicated biliary diseases. Read on to find out - do we need to keep measuring this or can we forget about it?