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Can endoscopic biliary stenting cause slight pain, and should I worry about itchy skin?

Can endoscopic biliary stenting cause slight pain, and should I worry about itchy skin?

YES AND YES: Endoscopic biliary stenting is done for blockages in the common bile duct-benign or otherwise. If the stent is blocked or not functioning well, then you may develop pain and itchy skin. You should see your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


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Whats percutaneous cholecystectomy? Whats transhepatic biliary catheter? Whats biliary stent? Are they effective alternatives to a cholecystectomy?

Whats percutaneous cholecystectomy? Whats transhepatic biliary catheter? Whats biliary stent? Are they effective alternatives to a cholecystectomy?

Possibly: Percutaneous cholecystostomy is a tube placed through the skin into the gb for drainage. Thbc is a tube passed through the skin, the liver, and into the bile duct system, a form of biliary stent. Some stents can be passed into the lower duct using an endoscope through the stomach. Any may be necessary in some cases, but cholecystectomy would be the gold standard in most cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pet/ct scan result states increased tracer accumilation around the biliary stent to the duodenum does this mean the cancer is spreading to intestine?

Pet/ct scan result states increased tracer accumilation around the biliary stent to the duodenum does this mean the cancer is spreading to intestine?

PET uptake can be up: Pet uptake can go up with any kind of inflammation also. So it is not necessarily due to cancer getting worse or spreading. I think it is likely due to the stent. ...Read more

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Pain in chest after having a stent in biliary canal 9 days ago by ERCP (gallbladder removal mistake 14 days ago, they made a hole in biliary canal) ?

Pain in chest after having a stent in biliary canal 9  days ago by ERCP (gallbladder removal mistake 14 days ago, they made a hole in biliary canal) ?

Let your MD know: immediately . You have to call your surgeon , your chest pain may be related to your current problem , speak to the surgeon for instructions or go to ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal , i want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days..Dangerous?

I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal , i want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days..Dangerous?

Straightforward: Don't worry. While any procedure can have complications, this one is low risk (not zero...). I would be more worried about the reason the stent is there, and whether or not a stricture (narrowing from scar) will develop afterwards. You may want to ask that. I'm sure they will give you adequate sedation for the procedure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have pneumobilia following biliary stent removal 8 weeks ago. I am in a lot of pain. What is the treatment for this?

I have pneumobilia following biliary stent removal 8 weeks ago. I am in a lot of pain. What is the treatment for this?

Expected finding: Pneumobilia is an expected finding after a biliary stent and can persist for over a year. Likely something else is the source of the pain. You be consulting with your gastroenterologist and surgeon about alternate diagnoses. ...Read more

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Can biliary and pancreatic plastic stents cause enormous amounts of pain?

Can biliary and pancreatic plastic stents cause enormous amounts of pain?

Adhesions can: A stent is used to keep open the soft tissue ducts. You should get relief from pain as the blockage of flow through the duct is relieved. The illness that made it necessary to insert the stent may be causing the painful areas. Scar tissue (adhesion) can occur after stent placement. Adhesions are like a spider web. They thicken and compress soft tissues as a nerve. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What is a stent?

What is a stent?

Small metal coil: A coronary stent is a small metal coil, slotted tube, or mesh structure that is placed in an artery to keep it open. The stent is mounted on a balloon catheter and delivered to the site of the blockage. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands and is pressed against the inner wall of the coronary artery. The balloon is removed, and the stent remains in place, keeping the artery open. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Biliary (Definition)

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