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Cystic Duct Obstruction


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  • At present, though there are perspectives of rational conservative treat ment and though endoscopic techniques permit removing some of its complications even without laparotomy, the basic treatment method still remains, and probably shall remain for long[books.google.com]
  • RESULTS: Our presentation is the seventh case reported in the world literature.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This report presents a 56-year-old man with pancreatic cancer with malignant cystic duct obstruction who underwent percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage.[gi-intervention.org]
  • We present here a case of 33-year-old female patient who presented with obstructive jaundice.[mjdrdypu.org]
  • However, the procedure of track dilation is difficult in case of severe gallbladder wall thickening with tumor involvement or inflammation.[gi-intervention.org]
  • Cells with a defective cytoprotection failed to inactivate free radicals induced by normal concentrations of hydrophobic bile salts resulting in chronic inflammation that may lead to acute inflammation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Toyota N, Takada T, Amano H, et al. (2006) Endoscopic naso-gallbladder drainage in the treatment of acute cholecystitis: Alleviates inflammation and fixes operator’s aim during early laparoscopic cholecystectomy.[link.springer.com]
  • Typically diagnosed in mid-adulthood, these conditions create ongoing inflammation in the bile duct walls, which can narrow and scar the walls.[drugs.com]
  • Patients with acute inflammation of the gallbladder (and acalculus cholecystitis) may sometimes be treated first with "percutaneous drainage".[ddc.musc.edu]
Surgical Procedure
  • Available from Currently laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) has become the standard surgical procedure for cholecystolithiasis and choledocholithiasis.[medsci.org]
  • The tubes are left in place for as long as 6 months and then removed in another short surgical procedure or in the doctor's office, depending on the type of stent used. Another treatment is balloon catheter dilation (DCP).[kidshealth.org]
  • Surgical procedures can help cancer patients feel better, even if they cannot provide a cure. Surgery can reroute the bile duct to allow better drainage. Radiation treatments can help to shrink, but not cure, a bile duct tumor.[drugs.com]
  • -This classification may be helpful for making a diagnosis and planning the surgical procedure for individual cystic duct carcinoma patients.[wjso.biomedcentral.com]
  • Jaundice occurred 70 days later as a result of tumor invasion above the segment with the stent, and an additional stent was placed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • All patients underwent stent placement in the bile duct, using an uncovered stent in 2 and a covered stent in 1, to relieve jaundice occurring 8-184 days (mean 120 days) before the development of acute cholecystitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Jaundice is the most common finding. Curative surgery was realized in the majority of cases and long-term disease-free survival was achieved when surgery was curative.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • All patients underwent stent placement in the bile duct, using an uncovered stent in 2 and a covered stent in 1, to relieve jaundice occurring 8–184 days (mean 120 days) before the development of acute cholecystitis.[link.springer.com]
  • Jaundice can often be seen as a yellowing of the skin and in the white part of the eyes. Jaundice is the most common symptom of bile duct cancer, but most of the time, jaundice isn't caused by cancer.[cancer.org]
Biliary Colic
  • The examination of patients with biliary colic may only reveal RUQ or epigastric tenderness.[cdemcurriculum.com]
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptoms of biliary colic in the absence of gallstones. Am J Surg . 2003;186(1):1–3. 32. Henderson SO, Swadron S, Newton E. Comparison of intravenous ketorolac and meperidine in the treatment of biliary colic.[aafp.org]
  • Stones which form in the gallbladder and are known as gallstones, are responsible for a whole spectrum of disease entities ranging from simple biliary colic to fulminant cholangitis or necrotizing pancreatitis .[canyonsurgicalutah.com]
  • Investigations Stones in the gallbladder or cystic duct that are causing biliary colic are unlikely to produce abnormal lab test results .[almostadoctor.co.uk]
  • This pain, known as biliary colic , is sometimes referred to as a gallbladder "attack" because of its sudden onset.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • These studies suggest that lithogenic bile that can deliver high cholesterol concentrations to the gallbladder wall causes hypomotility and creates a permissive environment that allows normal concentrations of hydrophobic bile salts to inflame the mucosa[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Normal labs and the presence of gallstones without other findings on US suggest biliary colic.[cdemcurriculum.com]
  • Synonyms: Courvoisier’s sign, Courvoisier syndrome, Courvoisier-Terrier sign, Bard-Pic disease Over years, the use of the term Courvoisier’s sign or gallbladder has been suggested instead of law, because of rising number of exceptions.[epomedicine.com]
  • An abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography scan showed dilatation of intrahepatic biliary radicals with abrupt termination of common bile duct (CBD) suggestive of stricture and markedly distended gall bladder suggestive of obstructive pathology[mjdrdypu.org]
  • Blood tests are also done and usually include a blood cell count, chemistries, liver function tests, and tests of pancreatic enzyme levels in the blood which may be suggestive of pancreatitis if elevated.[canyonsurgicalutah.com]


  • Approximately 70% of these patients will usually obtain relief of their symptoms following cholecystectomy if they have undergone a previous workup for their abdominal pain that is negative for any other cause of the pain[canyonsurgicalutah.com]
  • A cholecystokinin-HIDA scan is helpful in patients with suspected gallstones, but who have normal findings on ultrasonography and workup for their symptoms (e.g., upper endoscopy, upper gastrointestinal series, negative Helicobacter pylori serology).[aafp.org]
Cholesterol Increased
  • High concentrations of cholesterol increase its diffusion rates through the gallbladder wall where they are incorporated into the sarcolemmae of muscle cells by caveolin proteins.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • Attention is mostly paid to interventions on the biliary ducts with their wide scope of problems and to the prevention and treatment of postoperative disturbances.[books.google.com]
  • CONCLUSIONS: EUS-GBD is a feasible, safe, and effective modality for the treatment of malignant cystic duct obstruction in patients who are not indicated for surgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Miyayama S, Matsui O, Taki K, et al. (2006) Bile duct disruption after blunt hepatic trauma: Treatment with percutaneous repair.[link.springer.com]
  • We conclude that ETGBD is a useful method for treatment of acute cholecystitis caused by cystic duct obstruction by impacted stones.[jstage.jst.go.jp]
  • As surgery offers the only potential cure for both biliary carcinoids and cholangiocarcinoma, we recommend aggressive surgical therapy as the treatment of choice in every case of potentially resectable biliary tumor.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • The prognosis of carcinoma of cystic duct is better than extrahepatic bile duct malignancies.[wjso.biomedcentral.com]
  • The high resectability of this small tumor also contributes to its better prognosis.[mjdrdypu.org]
  • The prognosis for primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis has improved with better medical treatment and the potential for liver transplantation.[drugs.com]


  • Epidemiology More common in women. Cholesterol secretion is a massive factor in gallstone formation – particularly the amount of cholesterol secreted in relation to the concentration of bile salts.[almostadoctor.co.uk]
  • Over the past two decades, much has been learned about the epidemiology of this condition and its risk factors 2 ( Table 1 3 ) .[aafp.org]
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  • Postcholecystectomy pain syndrome: Pathophysiology of abdominal pain in sphincter of Oddi type III . Gastroenterology 1999; 116 (4):900–905. 10. Verne, GN , Robinson, ME , Vase, L , et al.[nature.com]


  • On the contrary, the indications for such intervention are always widening, as its risks become always smaller and the requirements for prevention higher.[books.google.com]
  • Ursodeoxycholic acid salts (URSO) block these bile salts effects thereby preventing the generation of free radicals in muscle cells in vitro and development of cholecystitis in the ligated common bile duct in guinea pigs in vivo.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • However, the study authors note that the effects were more preventative than curative. The primary goal of treatment of biliary obstruction is to remove the blockage, followed by improving bile flow to prevent further blockages.[livestrong.com]
  • The build-up of bile along with the swelling can potentially prevent the healing of the bile duct resulting in a leakage of bile from the common bile duct into the tummy.[cochrane.org]
  • Early treatment of a blocked duct may prevent the need for surgery.[kidshealth.org]

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