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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
Biliary stent for bile leak after gallbladder removal. When is safe to exercise? Doctor said when you feel ready but what is 'normal' or expected?
Pet/ct scan result states increased tracer accumilation around the biliary stent to the duodenum does this mean the cancer is spreading to intestine?
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) ?
Had a plastic stent placed in biliary canal after gallblader removal problems is it safe
to keep it 2-3 months as nobody is available to remove it?
Probably safe: assuming it is a stent in the common duct, but consult with your gi specialist just to be sure. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer