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biliary

of or relating to bile, to the ducts that convey bile, or to the gall bladder
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Features of biliary obstruction may be poorly developed in cases in which the biopsy is performed in the first few weeks after birth (usually before 4-6 weeks).
The endoscopic approach to the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma and biliary obstruction has consisted of bile duct stenting.
In patients with biliary obstruction, a diagnosis of malignancy cannot be made solely on the basis of increased concentration of CA 19-9, even when there is a high clinical suspicion and when imaging studies point to a malignant pathologic process, as in our case.
Canada and Europe who presented with malignant biliary obstructions - a complication associated with several forms of cancers - in which the bile ducts of the liver become blocked by tumors.
Percutaneously placed self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) have been widely used for palliation of malignant biliary obstruction as an alternative to major bypass surgery or when endoscopic drainage is not technically feasible.
Complete assessment of biliary obstruction requires detailed imaging to define the exact level and cause of the biliary obstruction, and to implement treatment.
Myeloma may affect the liver through direct malignant cell infiltration, (4) biliary obstruction by plasmacytomas present in the pancreas or main biliary ductus, (5,6) and by amyloid deposition.
The tumor must be at least 2 cm from the portal veins, because of the nearby bile ducts and the danger of causing biliary obstruction.
We conducted this study to establish a one-step real-time PCR method that combines a competing PNA oligomer (clamped probe assay) with fluorescent hybridization probes and melting curve analysis for the detection of K-ras gene codon 12 mutations in bile and to validate their clinical use in the differential diagnosis of biliary obstruction.
This is an especially important addition since a significant subset of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer will require substantial palliative interventions, including management of symptoms due to biliary obstruction, gastric outlet obstruction and severe tumor-associated abdominal pain.
Biliary obstruction may be the result of choledocholithiasis, tumours or trauma, among other causes.
When no evidence of intrinsic biliary obstruction is present, one must consider drug-induced cholestatic disease or infiltrate of liver diseases from conditions such as sarcoidosis, lymphoma, and metastatic tumor.