BILE DUCT STONES
Bile duct is situated between Liver and Duodenum. It plays a role in transportation of bile from Liver to Duodenum for effective digestion.
Bile ducts – Intra hepatic and Extrahepatic
- • Stones
- • Choledochal cyst
- • Strictures
- • Cancer
What are the common signs and symptoms of Bile duct stones?
- • Pain in upper abdomen
- • Fever
- • Jaundice
- • Itching
- • High coloured urine
- • Light coloured Stool
- • Vomiting or Nausea
What is the treatment for Bile duct stones?
ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde Cholangio – Pancreaticography): Endoscopic removal of stones and placement of Stent.
Stent can be removed after 4-6 weeks.
What is the Surgery for Bile duct stones?
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removed of Gall bladder). Bile duct exploration – can be done Laparoscopically and Indicated, where ERCP could not be Possible due to various reasons.