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I recently had an ultrsound and a polyp was found by my bile duct. Should I have the polyp removed?

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In brief: Rare

It would be rare and unusual to find a polyp in the bile duct.
Polyps are sometimes found in the gallbladder itself, and can usually be observed unless they are more than 1 cm in size. Polypoid tumors of the bile duct would be rare, and may need gastroenterology evaluation with ercp.

In brief: Rare

It would be rare and unusual to find a polyp in the bile duct.
Polyps are sometimes found in the gallbladder itself, and can usually be observed unless they are more than 1 cm in size. Polypoid tumors of the bile duct would be rare, and may need gastroenterology evaluation with ercp.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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In brief: Rare, but...

Can be premalignant.
I would advise excision, which can be difficult with ERCP and often requires open surgery. If malignant, radical excision is indicated.

In brief: Rare, but...

Can be premalignant.
I would advise excision, which can be difficult with ERCP and often requires open surgery. If malignant, radical excision is indicated.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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