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A 27-year-old female asked:

In sonography of my father in law i have seen common bile duct is dilated and measures 1 cms. is it anything major about lever function? hiw to go abo

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
That is an: abnormal diameter for the common bile duct. It could indicate that the duct is obstructed, and potential reasons include stones, stricture, or mass. If your father has had a prior cholecystectomy, it may be post op chronic dilatation. Correlation with liver function tests along with additional imaging with CT and/or MRI and/or MRCP may be needed to determine why the duct is dilated.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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