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A 62-year-old female asked:

What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. of common is 14-15mm. mri sched. liver

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Dilated bile duct: The bile duct is the duct the drains bile out of the river and into the intestines. Dilated bile duct can be a sign of pancreatic, bile duct, liver,or gallbladder disease. It is an important sign, and it definitely needs to be evaluated until a cause is identified and taken care of. Do not hesitate to get the MRI and follow up with your doctor on the results. Good luck.

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