Bile duct stones (cbd Stones)

Bile duct stones (cbd Stones):

What are bile duct stones?

Stones from the gall bladder fall in to bile tube.

What are the symptoms of bile duct stones?

It presents with pain abdomen, Jaundice, itching in some cases injury to pancreas known as pancreatitis.

How do we diagnose cbd stones?

Ultrasound is the basic test.

Liver function test.

Endoscopic ultrasound is the best test to find cbd stones

MRCP in some cases where endoscopic ultrasound expertise is not there.

What is the treatment?

ERCP is the endoscopic removal of stones presently most of the stones in bile duct are removed without surgery.

Very rare cases Surgery is needed.

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