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Overall, after all diagnostic tests were completed, it was found that about a third of the patients in the study did not have a bile duct obstruction.
TORONTO -- Magnetic resonance imaging is as effective for ruling out bile duct obstructions and stones as the conventional endoscopic method, based on results from a randomized study of 257 patients.
In patients with bile duct obstruction or diseases, the ALP level also is often elevated.
Randomised trial of endoscopic stenting versus surgical bypass in malignant low bile duct obstruction.
As opposed to bile duct obstruction caused by an internal stone, Mirizzi syndrome is defined as duct obstruction due to external compression from a stone or inflammation in the infundibulum of the gallbladder or a cholecysto-choledochal fistula, said Dr.
Patients with jaundice due to irresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma underwent percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) and biliary stenting as the initial procedure, while those with bile duct obstruction below the hilum had endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and stenting as the initial procedure.
Metallic or plastic stent for bile duct obstruction in ampullary cancer?
5 g 30 min septicaemia between two before ERCP (N=49) groups not statistically Group II: control (N=50) significant Inclusion criteria: consecutive patients with bile duct obstruction or pancreatic duct stenosis Raty et Group I: single-dose Antibiotic prophylaxis al.
Acute bile duct obstruction can present with marked, transient elevation in these enzymes, as can acute vascular events such as Budd-Chiari syndrome.