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Tag Archives: bile duct
What are Choledochoceles?
Choledochoceles are cystic dilatations of the intraduodenal portion of the common bile duct. They are often classified as Type III biliary cysts, but have distinct demographic and anatomic features, and a lower risk of malignancy than other types of choledochal … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged abdominal pain, bile duct, biliary, Cancer, Choledochoceles, cyst, cystic dilatation, nausea, neoplasm, Pancreas, pancreatitis, vomiting 3 Comments
Is it a Liver Tumor…or Spilled Gallstones?
A man with an abnormal liver mass who was initially believed to have a hepatic tumor was found to have a subphrenic abscess that contained spilled gallstones, shown in a November Image of the Month article in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary, Technology Tagged bile duct, causes, cholecystectomy, CT, gallstone removal, liver mass, liver tumor, MRI, no cancer symptoms, other causes Leave a comment
What is the Best Way to Assess Bile Duct Strictures?
Researchers describe new methods to collect and process bile duct biopsies for evaluation of strictures, in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. These approaches should provide a greater quantity of material for analysis and increase the accuracy of … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary, Technology Tagged bile duct, Cancer, diagnostic tool, drainage, endoscopy, fluorescence, gallbladder, Imaging, Indeterminate Biliary Stricture, liver, Surgery Leave a comment
Do Stents Prevent Pancreatitis After ERCP?
Pancreatic duct stents reduce the incidence of pancreatitis following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), according to a study published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Pancreatitis is the most common and potentially serious complication following ERCP, occurring in … Continue reading
Posted in Pancreas, Technology Tagged bile, bile duct, biliary tree, Complications, Digestion, endoscope, endoscopy, gall bladder, gallstones, gastrointestinal, Inflammation, liver, pain, Pancreas, pancreatitis, Side Effects, stent, stenting, Surgery Leave a comment