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Bile Duct Injuries Adult

Bile Duct Injuries Adult

Bile Duct Injuries Following Gallbladder Surgery


A bile duct injury is damage to the bile ducts that happen during gallbladder surgery Bile Duct Injuries Adult. A bile duct can get cut, burned, or pinched. As a result of an injury, the bile duct will not able to work right. leaking bile into the abdomen or blocking the normal flow of bile from the liver. Bile Duct Injuries Adults lead to symptoms that can painful, even deadly, if not treated.

Bile duct injuries during gallbladder surgery:

Most bile duct injuries that occur during gallbladder surgery happen. Because of the area around the gallbladder and bile ducts and masked in some way so that the doctor cannot see it clearly. This can happen if the area’s structure (anatomy) is different than normal, or if there is a lot of bleeding, swelling, or scarring in the area.


In about 10% to 30% of cases, bile duct injuries are found by the doctor at the time of surgery. He or she might notice leaking bile or blockage by sight or by using a test called intraoperative cholangiography (IOC). IOC is an X-ray exam of the bile ducts after a dye has been injected to make the flow of bile clearly visible on the X-ray image.

If your injury not found during surgery, tests your doctor might use to help diagnose a bile duct injury include:

  • Abdominal ultrasound: This test uses sound waves and echoes to create images of the organs in the abdomen.
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): This test uses a lighted and flexible scope inserted into the upper part of the digestive system to look at and take X-rays of the bile ducts. Sometimes, bile duct injuries can also be treated using ERCP.
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC): Like IOC, during this test and  X-rays are taken after a dye is injected into the bile ducts.
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP): This test uses magnetic resonance imaging, which uses a large magnet and radio waves to create images of the inside of the body and to view the bile ducts.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of bile duct injury after gallbladder surgery. it’s important to seek proper evaluation and treatment from a healthcare expert experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of Bile Duct Injuries Adult. As well as other hepatobiliary conditions.

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The first goal of treatment to manage any infection, leakage, or blockage caused by the injury. Then, the doctor may need to reconstruct the bile duct, often using a piece of intestine to bypass the blockage or the area where the duct was cut or burned.

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