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Dilated Biliary Tree
I was told I have a dilated biliary tree, what is this, how is it cured I had my gall bladder out 3 years ago if that helps
The main liver channel-common duct may dilate after cholecystectomy-gallbladder removal.
No therapy usually needed. ...Read more
That is normal: Intrahepatic bile ducts are small ducts within the liver that collect bile from the liver cells and transport it into increasingly larger bile ductules that coalesce into a single bile duct, the common bile duct. Normally by ultrasound or body scans, only the larger bile ducts can be seen. If the intrahepatic bile ducts are dilated, it means there is a blockage downstream, which is abnormal. ...Read more
What is the intrahepatic biliary radicles are not dilated? Please tell it means normal report or some problem is there.
IHBD are normal.: That phrase suggests that the ducts within the liver are of normal caliber - normal diameter. ...Read more
It is widespread.:
Staging across cancers can be complex, but stage IV usually means it has spread. This website is a nice place to learn about cholangiocarcinoma (another term for biliary tree cancer):
http://www. Macmillan. Org. Uk/cancerinformation/cancertypes/bileduct/bileductcancer. Aspx. ...Read more
Not fusiform: It causes strictures and shrinking of the bilary tree. ...Read more
There's a blockage: By "radicals" I assume you mean ducts. When a duct (pipe) is dilated it means it's enlarged. Imagine a stretchy soft pipe that normally drains liquid. If something blocks it, the back end will enlarge. The most common things that cause a dilated biliary duct are stones.:). ...Read more
Gall bladder removed. If biliary tree, connective tissue of liver abnormal, besides GGT 124, what other liver enzymes will be elevated? Other signs?
Hi doctor I wanna ask are bile ducts or biliary tree connected to kidneys or just small intestine?
Biliary tree.: The biliary tree connects the liver, gallbladder and pancreas to the small intestines. It has no connection to the kidneys. ...Read more
I had a CT and it said I have a 1-cm cyst in my left liver lobe and central intrahepatic biliary tree dilatation should I worry?
No: Liver cysts do not usually require treatment. The dilatation might be secondary to your cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Does biliary tract/tree cancer (stage4) generally respond to chemo? Is the pain & suffering from treatment worth it? How much time can we really gain?
BAD: It it is one of the worest malignancies, especially in advanced stage. ...Read more
I'm 3cm dilated and my dr said my cervix become efface just today. Experiencing tightening of upper abdomen at night. Am I laboring.39 weeks?
Enlarged intestine: The radiologist is commenting on your small intestines. They note that some areas of the small bowel seem larger than expected and are probably filled with air. It is really the clinical condition of the patient and the pattern of bowel loop dilation that are important. Wouldn't focus too much on this. Ofen a nonspecific finding. ...Read more
Inferior vena cava: Ivc stands for inferior vena cava. The ivc is a large vein that returns blood (largely deoxygenated blood) from the lower portion of the body to the right side of the heart. The heart then pumps that blood to the lungs so that the blood can pick up oxygen and go out to the body again. Dilated and non collapsing means that the ivc is open and perhaps slightly enlarged. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Not much: There's protein and calories. Some folks are allergic. Food choices are a very minor component to health maintenance, with a few exceptions involving avoiding things that make particular people sick. You'd be doing yourself a huge favor if you focus on getting plenty of exercise and sensible overall eating rather than looking for magic foods. I bet you already know that. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pregnancy Norms: Yes. Of course. I would hope you are reading your prenatal guide. Most obs I know recommend at least one guide for women who are pregnant where all of the common issues are covered so you don't drive yourself crazy with worry during this intense time. Babies come. This pregnancy will end soon. ...Read more
Concerning: This is worrisome for your risk of pre-term delivery. Your doctor will probably be monitoring you more closely because of this and checking for any contractions. You may even be given some steroids to help with maturing the baby's lungs. This is more worrisome if this is your first pregnancy or if you have had previous preterm babies, miscarriages, abortions, or procedures on your cervix like LEEP ...Read more
Gallstone disease: The gallbladder holds bile and squeezes it out when needed to help the gut absorb fat. Stones can develop within the gallbladder, so that when the gallbladder squeezes, it pushes the stone against the outlet. This causes considerable pain called "biliary colic." the pain increases during the first hour, stays at its worst for an hour or more, then decreases over hours. Needs evaluation by doc. ...Read more
Get hard core: Tea tree oil is an interesting mix but you want something strong to handle a wart. The over the counter remedies and prescription stuff damage tissue and turn up local immunity. Use something specific for watts. You have many choices. ...Read more
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is toxic if ingested orally. If it has been swallowed, you should contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately. It can also cause irritation with topical exposure also. ...Read more
Dilated aortic root:
It is not rare and we see it in various situations. When it is present we follow it with echocardiography usually. See this:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15502499. ...Read more