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Bilary Drainage

Biliary interventions are minimally invasive procedures performed to treat blockages or narrowing in bile ducts. In addition, minimally invasive techniques can be used to treat an inflamed or infected gallbladder
  • Biliary Percutaneous interventions include:
  • Insertion of a catheter to drain excess bile out of the body
  • Removal of gallsones, stone-like objects that form in the gallbladder or bile ducts.
  • Stent placement, in which a small plastic or metal tube is placed inside a duct to help it remain open or to bypass an obstruction and allow fluids to drain internally
  • Percutaneous cholecystostomy, a minimally invasive procedure in which a tube is placed in the gallbladder under imaging guidance in order to decompress a distended, inflamed and usually infected gallbladder.This procedure is typically done in patients who are too ill to undergo cholecystectomy. It is performed by an interventional radiologist
  • Minimally invasive procedures such as biliary interventions may not be appropriate for all patients. The decision as to whether your specific situation can be treated with these techniques will be made by your physician and interventional radiologist
  • As a general rule, minimally invasive procedures are preferable to open surgery but there are instance in which a minimally invasive procedure would not be appropriate. In general, if this were the case, open surgery would be the procedure of choice
  • In some cases, a recurrence of the underlying problem such as blockage of a stent or cholecystitis may occur. In these cases, repeat biliary intervention may be necessary. If this were not felt to be appropriate, open surgery could be performed

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