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Biliary (Overview)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, or into the intestines.


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What is the definition or description of: biliary?

What is the definition or description of: biliary?

Pertaining to bile: Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, or into the intestines. ...Read more

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Biliary (Overview)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, or into the intestines.


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What's is a biliary scan? How long does it take? And what do they do

HIDA / DECIDA: Billiary scan also known as hida or decida scan is study to assess functional status of gallbladder, excretory function of liver, and potency of bile ducts system. Study takes an average from 3 to 6 h and very important for treating physician and surgeon. Decision how to treat gallbladder disease is made accounting in major extent for study report. ...Read more

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What is a biliary obstruction?

Bile can't get out: Biliary obstruction means something is blocking the flow of bile into the small intestine. Bile helps digest fats. Bile is made in the liver and flows into the small intestine, by way of the gall bladder. Several different problems can block the flow of bile, such as having a gall stone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about primary biliary cirrosis?

1o biliary cirrhosis: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/primary-biliary-cirrhosis/basics/definition/con-20029377, http://www. Liverfoundation. Org/abouttheliver/info/pbc/ & http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/tc/primary-biliary-cirrhosis-pbc-topic-overview for starters. Then chat w/your Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have biliary calculees (stones). Is there any medicine that could disolve and eliminate these stones?

Biliary stones: There are a few products used to try to dissolve gall stones. The most common one is called ursodiol. It is usually only used for more difficult situations, like symptomatic stones when there are medical reasons for not undergoing surgery. You would never take it if you are not having symptoms. It has side effects, but if you're having a lot of symptoms and don't want surgery, it may be reasonable. ...Read more

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Is biliary atresia hereditary?

No: There is no proof that it is hereditary. Fortunately it is quite rare. ...Read more

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What exactly is biliary atresia?

What exactly is biliary atresia?

Birth defect: Malformation and scarrng obliteration of the bile ducts. Starts at birrth and progresses. Any infant who is jaundiced after one month of age needs a bilirubim level and a gallbladder ultrasound. Will need surgical correction prior to 60 days of life. ...Read more

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What causes biliary dyskinesia?

Biliary dyskinesia: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction, or biliary dyskinesia, is defined by bile duct manometry showing sphincter spasm, increased phasic contraction frequency (tachyoddia), paradoxical contraction response to cck, & abnormal propagation of phasic waves. Response to sphincterotomy is predicted by associated abnornalities in serum liver functions as well as manometry findings. Pain alone may not so respond. ...Read more

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What is done for biliary atresia?

Depends on situation: If picked up early enough, some respond to surgery to re-establish bile flow. If operated later than 10 weeks of age, most will need a liver transplant to survive. All cases are quite unique & conferring with the treatment team will provide the best information. ...Read more

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Anyone's baby got biliary atresia?

Anyone's baby got biliary atresia?

Yes: Several in las vegas. About one third do well. One third will do well for a time and will eventually need a liver transplant. Another third do not benefit from a kasai procedure and go straight to liver transplant. ...Read more

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What is 'pancreas biliary system'?

Pancrease (pancrelipase) and biliar: The biliary system is a collection of tubes that end in gall bladder. The panreatic duct arises in pancreazse and joins common bile duct. This tube empties into small intestine just past end of stomach. ...Read more

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What exactly causes biliary atresia?

What exactly causes biliary atresia?

See below: The causes of biliary atresia are not well established and are probably multifactorial; genetic factors may play a permissive role in some cases, but infectious, toxic, or immunologic mechanisms are probably involved. ...Read more

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What is the disorder biliary atresia?

Bile Duct Blockage: The bile duct carries the bile formed in the liver to the small intestine. Any disease that narrows, scars, or obstructs the duct can be called atresia. In some cases a patient is born with a narrow duct, called congenital atresia. In other cases chronic inflammation, infection, or even rejection of a liver transplant can cause scarring or narrowing of the duct. ...Read more

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What are the tests for biliary atresia?

Multiple: Usually start with laboratory tests followed by ultrasound, scintigraphy and biopsy. The gold standard is an operative cholangiogram. ...Read more

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How is biliary atresia generally treated?

Surgery: Once the diagnosis is made and if the baby is considered an appropriate candidate, the approach is surgical. As the problem is lack of drainage of bile from the liver to the intestine, a new connection is made between the liver and intestine. It is called a portoenterostomy or a kasai procedure. Sometimes the child is not a candidate and may need transplantation of liver. ...Read more

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Describe the features of biliary atresia.?

See below: Jaundice (yellow eyes and skin) is the first sign of ba. The onset occurs any time from birth up to 8 weeks of age, and it is unlikely to appear later. Some infants have pale, gray (acholic) stools. Most infants have dark urine because of bilirubin excretion into the urine. If the jaundice has gone unnoticed and the disease progresses an enlarged liver and spleen may develop. ...Read more

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How is biliary atresia typically diagnosed?

Multidisciplinary: This diagnosis is made by a team of neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and pediatric gastroenterologists. It includes blood test, an ultrasound, a nuclear scan called hida scan to evaluate drainage of the liver, a liver biopsy and finally a cholangiogram. As you can see it is not straightforward and that is why so many specialists are required. ...Read more

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Can you explain what biliary dyskinesia is?

Can you explain what biliary dyskinesia is?

Biliary dyskinesia: Biliary dyskinesia refers to altered tone of the sphincter of oddi. It causes the coordination of contracture of the biliary ducts or the emptying of the biliary tree.
It is often a symptomof of gall stones, acute or chronic pancreatitis, chronic inflammation or other GI disorders. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of biliary atresia?

Jaundice: Yellow discoloration of the whites of eyes, skin, darkening of urine and pale acholic stools. Elevation of direct bilirubin. Absence of gall bladder on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Biliary spasm, especially if I take narcotic.

Common: It has been demonstrated in studies that narcotics increase spasm in the biliary duct. In patients with this problem, the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are preferential to narcotics for pain relief. Treatment of biliary spasm is based on the underlying cause. Your doctor can help determine what this might be. ...Read more

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What is biliary atresia and how is it treated?

Obstruction of bile: Biliary atresia is a disease of infants and newborns that results in obliteration of the bile dusts resulting in jaundice and eventually liver failure. It needs to be addressed early before infant is two months old. Surgery can correct it in one third of the cases. Any baby who is jaundiced after three weeks of age needs to be worked up. ...Read more

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Biliary atresia, is it a hereditary condition?

Not hereditary: Scientists do know that biliary atresia is not hereditary; parents do not pass it on to their child. It is also not contagious, and it is not preventable. ...Read more

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Who is more likely at risk for biliary atresia?

Post Transplant: There are two forms of biliary atresia - congenital (at birth) or acquired. The acquired type most often occurs in the setting of autoimmune disease (though no way to calculate risk) and is one form of chronic rejection of a transplanted liver allograft. ...Read more

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What is biliary dyskinesia and how is it treated?

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What is biliary dyskinesia and how is it treated?

Biliary dyskinesia: This is a condition in which the gallbladder does not function normally. It is diagnosed based upon symptoms of right upper quadrant pain without gallstones or sludge and a hida scan demonstrating a reduced gb ejection fraction. Absent other causes or explanations for the pain, surgery is often recommended. Some patients will continue to suffer from pain following gb removal. ...Read more

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What can I do for gallbladder biliary sludge pain?

Surgery: If your doctors believe you're having symptoms such as pain from gallbladder sludge or stones, surgery is typically recommended. You should discuss this with your physician (s). ...Read more

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What test would be used for pancreas biliary system?

Depends on the issue: Blood work can look for inflammation or damage to the area. Ct scans or mris and view the area to possibly see any problems. An endoscopic procedure called an ERCP can be done by a specialist. ...Read more

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What happens if the biliary atresia is left untreated?

What happens if the biliary atresia is left untreated?

Liver failure: True biliary atresia with chronic biliary retention causes cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, leads to liver failure, unless treated. ...Read more

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Is a biliary scan a pipida or hida with cck injection?

Is a biliary scan a pipida or hida with cck injection?

Biliary scan=hida: Yes a biliary scan is a hide or pipida scan. Cck may or may not be used during the study. If they are going to calculate how well your gallbladder contracts to stimulation...They very likely will use cck. ...Read more

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