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Pancreatic Stone Removal
After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
No: Different organs, different organ problems. Pain from the kidney stone is a combination of blockage of the kidney's urine drainage by the stone and the stone moving down the ureter. Pancreatitis is like a chemical burn caused by leakage of pancreatic enzymes around the pancreas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with A Large 14mm Pancreatic duct stone located in the head right in the duct opening. ECRP has been unsuccessful. I need help!
Get 2nd opinion: A more skilled operator can release the stone to your gut. ...Read more
What should be done if there is a stone at pancreatic duct and cannot be removed because of the swelling of pancreas ? How can swelling be reduced ?
Why when a stone obstructs in bile duct can trigger pancreatitis? Is it somehow related to activation of pancreatic enzyme to become active? Tha k
How do doctors know if a stone is lodged in the common bile duct and/or the pancreatic ducts? Is ercp the only way to know for sure?
Maging studies: Liver function studies and history can give a strong indication that the pt has a common duct stone. At surgery for cholecystectomy, a cholangiogram can show a cbd stone. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (mrcp) is being done as a noninvasive test to find cbd stones prior to ercp. Sometimes only ERCP gives the answer. ...Read more
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