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Stones in the Bile Duct

Stones in the Bile Duct: Overview, Symptoms, Treatment | Singapore General Hospital

Stones in the Bile Duct - How to prevent?

Stones in the Bile Duct - Causes and Risk Factors

Stones in the Bile Duct - Diagnosis

Stones in the Bile Duct - Treatments

Antibiotics will be given to treat the infection that is often associated with the bile duct obstruction by the stones. Options to remove bile duct stones include endoscopic or operative procedures. The endoscopic procedure is known as Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography (ERCP).

Following successful removal of bile duct stones with ERCP, surgery to remove the gallbladder is still recommended to prevent future occurrence of this and other gallstone related problems.

Surgical techniques to remove the bile duct stones include both laparoscopic and open procedures. Occasionally, percutaneous radiological guided procedures may be undertaken to relief the obstruction due to the stone, or to remove stones that are still present following a surgical procedure.

Stones in the Bile Duct - Preparing for surgery

Stones in the Bile Duct - Post-surgery care

Stones in the Bile Duct - Other Information