How reliable is intraoperative cholangiography as a method for detecting common bile duct
MRCP failed to diagnose all patients with bile duct
A contrast injection of the bile duct
will determine many key features of the malignancy, including the location, length, number of ducts involved, and associated biliary diseases.
ERCP is a specialized endoscopic procedure that is performed with fluoroscopy and contrast injection to examine and treat conditions of the bile ducts
and pancreas, such as removing gallstones, opening obstructed bile ducts
, and obtaining biopsies in suspected tumors.
In the observation group, 21 patients (24%) experienced recurrent events, including bile duct
stones and cholangitis, acute cholecystitis, or biliary colic.
ERCP involves endoscopic cannulation of the common bile duct
with a side-viewing endoscope and a retrograde contrast injection.
In the worst cases, a stone can lodge just where the pancreatic duct joins the common bile duct
, trapping digestive enzymes in the pancreas, where they start destroying tissue.
Data presented at the 2003 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) from the Phase 2 clinical trial of XL119 showed that patients with bile duct
tumors (gall bladder tumors and cholangiocarcinomas) treated with XL119 showed encouraging results relative to overall survival and progression free survival (alive without progressive disease, i.
The gall bladder is connected to the intestine and liver by small tubes called bile ducts
Subcutaneous implantation metastasis of a cholangiocarcinoma of the bile duct
after percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage.
The blockage of her common bile duct
resulted in inflammation and infection developing in the bile ducts
A Ttube cholangiogram performed 2 weeks after the procedure showed no common bile duct
obstruction or stricture, and the T-tube was removed.
Obstruction of the common bile duct
cuts off the flow of bile from the liver, as well as from the gallbladder.
The woman from Akita Prefecture was suffering from primary biliary cirrhosis, and the woman from Kagawa Prefecture had bile duct
While many errors can arise during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the focus of this article is on the most devastating complication--iatrogenic injury to the bile duct