Assessment of gallbladder function using ceruletide in oral cholecystography

Research paper by David J. W. Morewood, Graham H. Whitehouse

Indexed on: 01 Dec '85Published on: 01 Dec '85Published in: Abdominal imaging


A dose of 0.3 μg/kg body weight of ceruletide was assessed for its effect on gallbladder contraction and bile duct delineation following oral cholecystography. Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain sometimes occurred after ceruletide. No relationship was found after ceruletide administration between the radiologic appearances of the biliary tract and reproduction of the patients' biliary-type symptoms. Ceruletide cholecystography is regarded as an inaccurate investigation of biliary tract function.