bile duct stricture

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bile duct stricture

An abnormal narrowing of the common bile duct due to local scarring, which may cause biliary obstruction.
 
Clinical findings
Jaundice, fever, chills, abdominal pain.
 
Aetiology
Prior local surgery, pancreatitis, trauma, gallstones.

Management
 Endoscopic surgery with insertion of self-expanding metal mesh stents.

bile duct stricture

Biliary stricture Surgery An abnormal narrowing of the common bile duct, due to local scarring, which may cause biliary obstruction Etiology Prior local surgery, pancreatitis, trauma, gallstones Clinical Jaundice, fever, chills, abdominal pain Management Endoscopic surgery
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Barr Fritcher et al (11) state that polysomic UFISH finding is indicative of carcinoma in the context of a biliary stricture.
With additional delayed biliary imaging, a significant biliary stricture was excluded as the source of the patient's symptoms.
Similarly, in another study of patients with chronic pancreatitis and biliary stricture, all 11 patients who received multiple stents had no recurrent cholangitis and had a reduced ductal diameter after 4 years of follow-up, whereas some of the 34 patients who had only one stent placed had recurrent cholangitis and none had reduction in bile duct diameter.
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