Biliary Dyskinesia

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Adheesh Sabnis
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Biliary dyskinesia refers to pain/discomfort due to non-obstructive problems of the bile ducts. Dyskinesia lirerally means “abnormal motion” and refers to a disturbance in the coordination of contraction of the biliary ducts, and/or the gallbladder’s ability to contract and release bile.

CCK-HIDA scan is the most common test to confirm clinically suspected dyskinesia. A patent cystic duct (as evident by visualization of the gallbladder) and abnormally low ejection fraction (EF) support the diagnosis of Biliary Dyskinesia.