Biliary obstruction treated with
Interventional Radiology

Team of Dr. Charalambous - Nicosia, Cyprus

Biliary obstruction

Biliary tract obstruction is a widespread clinical problem. The biliary tract is the way through which bile is thrown out by the liver, from where it enters the small intestine. Gallstones and cancerous tumors are the most common causes of biliary tract obstruction. The non-conventional causes of Biliary Obstruction include metastatic disease to the liver, a disease of the bile ducts that causes inflammation and obstruction of the duct openings, and swelling of the pancreas.

The person who is suffering from biliary obstruction may feel the symptoms like fever, jaundice, nausea, and abdominal pain in the upper right side. The rare symptons of Biliary Obstruction are itching and vomiting.
Some blood tests can point out conditions like inflammation of the gallbladder, liver enzymes irregularities, infection of the bile duct, or an increased level of waste product from the liver indicating high levels of alkaline phosphatase. Tests also show loss of bile flow to the liver and small intensitine in any of these cases.
Many medical imaging techniques can be used to diagnose the condition. Imaging techniques like MRI, CT and ultrasound are useful in this case.
The treatment of the biliary obstruction can be done by interventional radiology, surgery, and medical visualization. In this process, the interventional radiologist will perform the biliary dilation in the skin and put a stent. The stent is a small mesh tube, which can aid in managing biliary obstruction.
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