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What is treatment painful liver segment 7 subcapsular benign biliary cyst, dilated bile duct? 5cmx5cmx1.3cm. Past history lapchole with bile leak 2005

What is treatment painful liver segment 7 subcapsular benign biliary cyst, dilated bile duct? 5cmx5cmx1.3cm. Past history lapchole with bile leak 2005

Need further testing: even though you have had your gallbladder removed . you still can form stones within the common bile duct. which will cause billiary pain. Have your doctor check your liver function tests---if elevated do an ultrasound of the liver ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What kind of monoclonal antibody is used for treatment bile duct cancer?

What kind of monoclonal antibody is used for treatment bile duct cancer?

Nothing good yet: There is as of yet, no proven monoclonal antibody(moab) for this type of cancer. For some of the GI cancers, anti-egfr antibody like cetuximab(erbitux) has been modestly useful. You can ask your oncologist whether he/she will consider adding this moab to your chemotherapy regimen in case you are still on chemo or being offered chemotherapy with Cisplatin and gemcitabine. ...Read more

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What's the average time a person can live with advanced pancreatic cancer? Treatment for 5 months. No more chemo for last 3mnts. New bile duct block.

What's the average time a person can live with advanced pancreatic cancer? Treatment for 5 months. No more chemo for last 3mnts. New bile duct block.

Prognosis poor: Unresectable pancreatic lesions with metastasis respond temporarily to Gemzar+ Abraxane for several months. Process enhanced with hyaluronidase enhancing response for several more months. With no treatment progression takes place. Bile duct block needs stenting otherwise jaundice destroys liver. New immunotherapeutic trials targeting mutated MUC5ac ongoing at several large centers. ...Read more

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What happens when liver bile ducts decrease in diameter?

What happens when liver bile ducts decrease in diameter?

None to pain, fever: When liver bile ducts decrease in diameter, this is called "stricture". It can be due to several reasons. There are also diseases which can cause decrease in diameter. This can cause your liver tests to become abnormal. Complications, such as infection can occur which can cause pain, fever, etc. Occasionally, very mild decrease in diameter can be normal variant, which may not give you symptom. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are bile ducts considered a part of the liver?

Please tell me, are bile ducts considered a part of the liver?

Yes: There are numerous bile ducts throughout the liver. There are also bile ducts outside of the liver. The liver produces the bile. The bile ducts drain the bile to the gallbladder and the intestine. ...Read more

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What is a disease of the bile ducts. Would it count as a liver disease?

Bile duct: Diseases of bile ducts include obstruction by stone, cancer cells, or infection (cholangitis). Bile ducts are within the liver, so it is considered a liver disease. ...Read more

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Does a HIDA scan study the liver and the gallbladder, or just gallbladder and bile ducts?

Liver GB and ducts: A hepatobiliary (HIDA) scan is an imaging procedure used to diagnose problems in the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. In the HIDA scan, a radioactive chemical or tracer is injected into a vein in your arm. The tracer is like bile and works same as bile secrete from liver and go to gall bladder and then to bile ducts and to intestine. a gama camera takes the picture and functions are assessed ...Read more

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Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more


Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more