Pulling the plug on a blocked bile duct

This patient had a stone in their bile duct. They had surgery and a stent was inserted into the duct to keep it open. Here a differnt doc performs surgery to remove the stent because things weren’t draining.

Cholangitis is an infection of the bile ducts, the tubes that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder and intestines. Bile is a liquid made by the liver that helps digest food.

Causes
Cholangitis is most often caused by bacteria. This can occur when the duct is blocked by something, such as a gallstone or tumor. The infection causing this condition may also spread to the liver.

Risk factors include a previous history of gallstones, sclerosing cholangitis, HIV, narrowing of the common bile duct, and rarely, travel to countries where you might catch a worm or parasite infection.

STENT
noun
a tubular support placed temporarily inside a blood vessel, canal, or duct to aid healing or relieve an obstruction.

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