A member asked:

Ercp yesterday, still couldn't cannulate pd duct? consult for su will be next. ? is what am i looking down the road if pd is left blocked & no surgery

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Possible next steps: A permanently blocked bile duct is a clinically unacceptable alternative, so your choices include: 1) second attempt at ERCP by someone with greater experience/success rate than your first physician (specialty or academic referral?); 2) percutaneous drainage by an interventional radiologist; 3) surgical drainage (many operative options); 4) frank discussion with your first GI doc--pls start here.

Answered 4/23/2015



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