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What is mild intra and extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation?

What is mild intra and extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation?

Widened biliary duct: This term comes from the radiologist and GI doctors who look for a dilated biliary duct as evidence of obstruction or blockage of the biliary duct. The intra- and extra- descriptors just refer to where along the rout of the duct they notice the dilation. ...Read more

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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


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CT Scan: "Liver is normal in morphology. Mild intrahepatic biliary duct dilatation. Normal common bile duct". Is this normal?

CT Scan: "Liver is normal in morphology. Mild intrahepatic biliary duct dilatation. Normal common bile duct". Is this normal?

Relatively normal: If the radiology report states normal morphology it is fairly certain there are no big worries. We do not know why the scan was ordered but mild intrahepatic biliary duct dilatation may be completely normal for this patient. The normal common bile duct finding means the liver, pancreas and gallbladder empty in to a normal duct that drains into the intestine. All good findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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...2cm shadowing stone in the fundus. No pericholecystic fluid seen. No biliary ductal dilation seen, the common bile duct measures 5 mm. Meaning?

...2cm shadowing stone in the fundus. No pericholecystic fluid seen. No biliary ductal dilation seen, the common bile duct measures 5 mm. Meaning?

Gallstone: It seems like you have a gallstone sitting in there, not really doing anything. It’s not causing an infection. It’s not blocking the passage of bile. But it could. If it decides to move, that 20mm stone won’t pass out through that 5mm common bile duct. You may want to at least have a general surgeon aware of this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have borderline extrahepatic common bile duct and have had trouble finding any information on the topic.?

What to do if I have borderline extrahepatic common bile duct and have had trouble finding any information on the topic.?

Ductal dilatation: I would be happy to answer your questions about bile duct dilatation. If you have the test results that show the dilatation, and if you have any recent blood test, particularly liver tests, this would be useful. You can consult me on HealthTap Concierge and I will be happy to work with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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There is fusiform aneurysmal dilation of 2 cm segment of extrahepatic proper hepatic artery, measuring 7 mm in maximal diameter. Plain English please?

There is fusiform aneurysmal dilation of 2 cm segment of extrahepatic proper hepatic artery, measuring 7 mm in maximal diameter. Plain English please?

Keep your next appt: Due to weakness in the wall of that particular artery, the wall balloons out (aneurysm) & it's diameter is 7mm. The main risk it can cause to your health is rupture & subsequent bleeding. Rupture is more likely if you had multiple ones (you don't), if it was not caused by atherosclerosis (check with your doc), & if you're having pain. Keep your next appointment for follow up. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Abdominal ultrasound demonstrated mild intra and extra hepatic biliary dilatation. CBD: 1cm. MRCP demonstrated no ductal dil but pancr enlargement?

Abdominal ultrasound demonstrated mild intra and extra hepatic biliary dilatation. CBD: 1cm. MRCP demonstrated no ductal dil but pancr enlargement?

Pancreatitis: Mild ductal dilatation with a 1 cm. CD is mild. That there is pancreatic enlargement suggest probable inflammation. This would impinge on the CD as it passes to ampulla of duodenum. Farthest site ie mild duct enlargement fits picture. To R.O tumor a transduodenal ultrasound of pancreatic head would show a hidden lesion. Otherwise if needed, a PET/CAT could help. ...Read more

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What could it mean that no intra hepatic biliary redicals dilation seen in ultra sound?

What could it mean that no intra hepatic biliary redicals dilation seen in ultra sound?

All OK: That phrase is used to report a pertinent negative result. It means that your bile ducts look ok. ...Read more

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CEA levels of 18 with a small circumcised hypodense ovary lesion & intra and extra hepatic mild biliary dilation?

CEA levels of 18 with a small circumcised hypodense ovary lesion & intra and extra hepatic mild biliary dilation?

CEA More to it: Than elevated CEA, a tumor marker frequently used to monitor known malignancy for recurrence of disease, not a diagnostic tool (elevated even in benign diseases) You need to get your problem diagnosed. Speak to your doctor will explain next step in diagnosis like test, procedure (s) and biopsy. ...Read more

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Minimal dilatation of the left sided intrahepatic ducts. A thin silver of fluid is seen around the liver. Please advice what it means? Is this Normal?

Radiologist: In situations like this your physician should sit down with the radiologist who interpreted your study and get an impression of what possibilities the findings suggest and whether further imaging studies or repeat study in the future is recommended. This is truly a matter for a radiological specialist and a referral to a gastroenterologist may be recommended also. ...Read more

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ERCP done, post procedure was SOD2P w/mild pancreatic duct dilatation.? Does SOD2P mean? They did a stent also.

Probably: That abbreviation probably refers to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, type 2, which is an abnormal squeezing of the sphincter at the end of the bile duct. It sounds like your endoscopist treated it with a stent. Hopefully that will help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain & pale fatty/oily stools. 2 pancreas protocol CTs 3 mos apart show No lesion or duct dilatation noted. Is this enough to be reasonably reassured?

Re pancreas probably: Other issues at play here. Gallbladder issues, bowel malabsorption issues, along with several other possible causes. Please keep working with your digestive (GI) specialist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment for your symptoms. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Pain in the left abdomen side, Anal pain, ultra sonic results: shows bulky right seminal vesicle with cystic dilatation of seminal ducts.?

Pain in the left abdomen side, Anal pain, ultra sonic results: shows bulky right seminal vesicle with cystic dilatation of seminal ducts.?

Left abdominal pain: Left side abdominal pain/ anal pain may be constipation, fissures, hemorrhoids, herpetic infection radiculopathy, neuropathy, increased intraabdominal pressure, post surgical adhesions or diverticulitis, inflammatory.

The sonogram testes abnormalities were on the right so it is much less likely to be a cause.

Discuss with your doctor recent abdominal/pelvic CT/MRI results and your pain. ...Read more

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Docs, had breast US, result- thr is dilatation of d peri- areolar (depth 3.6 mm) in d left breast. No intraductal lesion is seen within visualized duct?

Docs, had breast US, result- thr is dilatation of d peri- areolar (depth 3.6 mm) in d left breast. No intraductal lesion is seen within visualized duct?

Ductal dilatation: Hi, I'm not sure why you got a Sono of breast at ur age, it is not very common to screen for breast ca at ur age.
Unilateral ductal dilatation on mammogram & Sono has not been reported to be cancerous unless there is other worrisome findings like a lesion or calcification inside duct. You always can repeat your ultrasound in 6 months, also MRI would be an option but I wouldn't be worried. ...Read more

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Both breasts show heterogeneous echopattern. No mass lesion or calcification seen. No evident ductal dilatation or skin thickening noted. Meaning?

Both breasts show heterogeneous echopattern. No mass lesion or calcification seen. No evident ductal dilatation or skin thickening noted. Meaning?

Likely benign: Imaging of the breast is imperfect at best. Heterogeneity in the breast is a common finding typically leading to class ii or birads 2 result on the mammogram. This is almost always a benign finding and is typical of a one-year follow-up repeat mammogram. The procedure is generally very low risk with very low levels of radiation. Get a clinical breast exam from your doctor and repeat mammo. ...Read more

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I have Gilbert's Syndrome & mild biliary duct dilatation. Milk Thistle aids sleep, but has upset my stomach. Apart from that, any contraindications?

I have Gilbert's Syndrome & mild biliary duct dilatation. Milk Thistle aids sleep, but has upset my stomach. Apart from that, any contraindications?

Probably ok: Milk thistle is not studied by the FDA, but I haven't heard any harmful effects from it. Perhaps your pharmacist can advise you as he/she has access to information regarding many supplements. ...Read more

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Per CT scan my gallbladder (GB) is filled with gallstones, gallstones within the neck of GB. No ductal dilatation. Can I avoid surgery?

Per CT scan my gallbladder (GB) is filled with gallstones, gallstones within the neck of GB. No ductal dilatation. Can I avoid surgery?

Avoiding surgery: Sooner or later your gallstones will create a problem, which may be an emergency, It is best to consult your surgeon and have the gallbladder removed before it creates a big problem ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzyme, mrcp indicated mild intrahepatic ductal dilatation, mild splenomegaly, normal ercp, what causes that, how it treated?

Elevated liver enzyme, mrcp indicated mild intrahepatic ductal dilatation, mild splenomegaly, normal ercp, what causes that, how it treated?

Inflammation: Ductal dilation can be obstructive or non obstructive. Causes of obstruction such as stones, stricture, tumor etc to be ruled out. Usually when not obstructed mild dilation can be related to inflammation or cholangitis. These inflammatory processes usually treated medically. ...Read more

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What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? Maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. Of common is 14-15mm. MRI sched. Liver

Dilated bile duct: The bile duct is the duct the drains bile out of the river and into the intestines. Dilated bile duct can be a sign of pancreatic, bile duct, liver, or gallbladder disease. It is an important sign, and it definitely needs to be evaluated until a cause is identified and taken care of. Do not hesitate to get the MRI and follow up with your doctor on the results. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes pancreatic ductal dilation?

What causes pancreatic ductal dilation?

Pancreatic duct dila: This can happen in chronic panceatitis, or if there is a pancreatic neoplasm (tumor). Sometimes there are benign tumors in the duct that can eventually become malignant so it is important to check them out. Technically gallstones that are stuck at the spincter of Vater causing pancreatitis can result in pancreatic duct dilatation as can inflammation post ERCP. ...Read more

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Is it ductal dilation or could this be dcis after an MRI?

Is it ductal dilation or could this be dcis after an MRI?

Unable to answer: Conclusively based on limited information. If there is ductal enhancement, DCIS is a possibility. If the ducts are just dilated without enhancement, it is more likely to be benign duct ectasia. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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