bile duct diseases

Summary

Summary: Diseases in any part of the ductal system of the BILIARY TRACT from the smallest BILE CANALICULI to the largest COMMON BILE DUCT.

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  1. Xu A, Xian Z, Zhang S, Chen X. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma arising in multiple bile duct hamartomas: report of two cases and review of the literature. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;21:580-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Any other clinically detectable primary tumor was not found. These two neoplasms were interpreted as a cholangiocarcinoma arising in BDHs. This suggested BDHs might be a risk factor of development of cholangiocarcinoma...
  2. Kim Y, Gupta K, Mallery S, Li R, Kinney T, Freeman M. Endoscopic ultrasound rendezvous for bile duct access using a transduodenal approach: cumulative experience at a single center. A case series. Endoscopy. 2010;42:496-502 pubmed publisher
    ..Advantages over percutaneous biliary and other methods of EUS biliary access include performance under the same anesthesia, and a very small-caliber needle puncture similar to EUS/fine-needle aspiration...
  3. Venkatanarasimha N, Thomas R, Armstrong E, Shirley J, Fox B, Jackson S. Imaging features of ductal plate malformations in adults. Clin Radiol. 2011;66:1086-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Accurate diagnosis of ductal plate malformations is important to direct appropriate clinical management and prevent misdiagnosis...
  4. Kida M, Araki M, Miyazawa S, Ikeda H, Kikuchi H, Watanabe M, et al. Fine needle aspiration using forward-viewing endoscopic ultrasonography. Endoscopy. 2011;43:796-801 pubmed publisher
    ..We had the opportunity to use this forward-viewing echo endoscope and to study its clinical usefulness, mainly for diagnostic EUS-FNA...
  5. Lee N, Kim S, Lee J, Lee S, Kang D, Kim G, et al. Biliary MR imaging with Gd-EOB-DTPA and its clinical applications. Radiographics. 2009;29:1707-24 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the clinical applications of this imaging technique have not yet been fully explored, and further investigations are needed to determine the utility of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MR cholangiography in a clinical setting...
  6. Martin D. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography should no longer be used as a diagnostic test: an independent verdict. Dig Liver Dis. 2002;34:381-2 pubmed
  7. Ballonoff A, Kavanagh B, Nash R, Drabkin H, Trotter J, Costa L, et al. Hodgkin lymphoma-related vanishing bile duct syndrome and idiopathic cholestasis: statistical analysis of all published cases and literature review. Acta Oncol. 2008;47:962-70 pubmed
    ..The available literature consists primarily of case reports, resulting in little clarity as to the clinical course and ideal treatment for this disease...
  8. Madhotra R, Lombard M. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography should no longer be used as a diagnostic test: the case against. Dig Liver Dis. 2002;34:375-80 pubmed
  9. Slater K, Strong R, Wall D, Lynch S. Iatrogenic bile duct injury: the scourge of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ANZ J Surg. 2002;72:83-8 pubmed
    ..The purpose of the present paper was to review a tertiary referral unit's experience of bile duct injuries induced by LC...

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  1. Bergman J, van Berkel A, Bruno M, Fockens P, Rauws E, Tijssen J, et al. Is endoscopic balloon dilation for removal of bile duct stones associated with an increased risk for pancreatitis or a higher rate of hyperamylasemia?. Endoscopy. 2001;33:416-20 pubmed
    ..We studied the rate of pancreatitis and asymptomatic hyperamylasemia after endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) and endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) for removal of bile duct stones...
  2. Familiari L, Scaffidi M, Familiari P, Consolo P, Ficano L, Micelic D, et al. An endoscopic approach to the management of surgical bile duct injuries: nine years' experience. Dig Liver Dis. 2003;35:493-7 pubmed
    ..The evaluation of the endoscopic treatment of surgical bile duct injuries, especially in the management of post-operative strictures, remains controversial...
  3. de Melo V, de Melo G, Silva R, Piva N, Almeida M. Tuberculosis of the cystic duct lymph node. Braz J Infect Dis. 2004;8:112-4 pubmed
    ..However, diagnosis is usually achieved by microscopic appearance of caseating granulomas and isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The treatment in this case consisted of cholecystectomy and antitubercular chemotherapy...
  4. Turner M, Fulcher A. The cystic duct: normal anatomy and disease processes. Radiographics. 2001;21:3-22; questionnaire 288-94 pubmed
    ..Familiarity with the imaging appearance of the normal cystic duct, its anatomic variants, and related disease processes facilitates accurate diagnosis and helps avoid misinterpretation...
  5. Misra S, Melton G, Geschwind J, Venbrux A, Cameron J, Lillemoe K. Percutaneous management of bile duct strictures and injuries associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a decade of experience. J Am Coll Surg. 2004;198:218-26 pubmed
    ..Definitive percutaneous management with balloon dilatation might be possible in select patients with intact biliary-enteric continuity, but longterm data are limited...
  6. Fickert P, Fuchsbichler A, Wagner M, Zollner G, Kaser A, Tilg H, et al. Regurgitation of bile acids from leaky bile ducts causes sclerosing cholangitis in Mdr2 (Abcb4) knockout mice. Gastroenterology. 2004;127:261-74 pubmed
  7. Lazaridis K, Strazzabosco M, Larusso N. The cholangiopathies: disorders of biliary epithelia. Gastroenterology. 2004;127:1565-77 pubmed
  8. Kok K, Yapp S. Tuberculosis of the bile duct: a rare cause of obstructive jaundice. J Clin Gastroenterol. 1999;29:161-4 pubmed
    ..The treatment of tuberculosis of the bile duct involves relief of the bile duct obstruction and antituberculous therapy...
  9. Pasmans H, Go P, Gouma D, Heidendal G, van Engelshoven J, van Kroonenburgh M. Scintigraphic diagnosis of bile leakage after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A prospective study. Clin Nucl Med. 1992;17:697-700 pubmed
    ..Cholescintigraphy is feasible for the early detection of bile leakage and bile flow obstruction after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with increased postoperative abdominal discomfort...
  10. Kaw M, Silverman W, Rabinovitz M, Schade R. Biliary tract calculi in primary sclerosing cholangitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 1995;90:72-5 pubmed
    ..By conventional criteria the diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is excluded if biliary tract calculi are present...
  11. Sheridan M. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography should no longer be used as a diagnostic test: the case in favour. Dig Liver Dis. 2002;34:370-4 pubmed
    ..The choice of technique used depends on local availability and expertise. In future, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography will be reserved exclusively for therapeutic applications...
  12. Diamantis T, Tsigris C, Kiriakopoulos A, Papalambros E, Bramis J, Michail P, et al. Bile duct injuries associated with laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy: an 11-year experience in one institute. Surg Today. 2005;35:841-5 pubmed
    ..The aim of this retrospective single-institution study was to evaluate the real incidence of BDI during laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy (OC) in a tertiary academic center in Athens, Greece...
  13. Vlavianos P, Chopra K, Mandalia S, Anderson M, Thompson J, Westaby D. Endoscopic balloon dilatation versus endoscopic sphincterotomy for the removal of bile duct stones: a prospective randomised trial. Gut. 2003;52:1165-9 pubmed
    ..Endoscopic balloon dilatation (EBD) of the sphincter of Oddi has been proposed as an alternative therapy with possible advantages, as compared with endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES), for removal of bile duct stones...
  14. Brancatelli G, Federle M, Vilgrain V, Vullierme M, Marin D, Lagalla R. Fibropolycystic liver disease: CT and MR imaging findings. Radiographics. 2005;25:659-70 pubmed
    ..Awareness of these CT and MR imaging features is essential in detecting and differentiating between various fibropolycystic liver diseases and can assist in proper management...
  15. Nakanuma Y, Tsuneyama K, Harada K. Pathology and pathogenesis of intrahepatic bile duct loss. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2001;8:303-15 pubmed
    ..More analysis of the biology of biliary epithelial cells is mandatory for the evaluation of the pathobiology of bile duct loss, as well as for the effective restoration of biliary epithelial cells, in ductopenic liver diseases...
  16. Tajiri H, Etani Y, Mushiake S, Ozono K, Nakayama M. A favorable response to steroid therapy in a child with drug-associated acute vanishing bile duct syndrome and skin disorder. J Paediatr Child Health. 2008;44:234-6 pubmed publisher
  17. Ali F, Akhter W, Arshad M. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in diagnosis of biliary disorders in children - Sharing our experience. J Pak Med Assoc. 2016;66:27-9 pubmed
    ..To evaluate the role of Magnetic Resonance Cholangio-pancreatography in the diagnosis of biliary disorders in children...
  18. Lu D, Xu X, Wang J, Ling Q, Xie H, Zhou L, et al. The influence of a contemporaneous portal and hepatic artery revascularization protocol on biliary complications after liver transplantation. Surgery. 2014;155:190-5 pubmed publisher
    ..We sought to compare the impact of sequential and contemporaneous revascularizations of portal vein and hepatic artery on biliary complications in patients undergoing liver transplantation...
  19. Nagata T, Ikoma H, Komiyama S, Nishio M, Murayama Y, Komatsu S, et al. [A case report of cholangiectasis with cholangiocarcinoma]. Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2011;38:2429-32 pubmed
    ..So we usually choose a diversion operation as our tactics to get rid of the counter flow of those digestive juices. Despite the above-mentioned tendency, this is a very rare case of carcinogenesis in common bile duct without dilatation...
  20. Okan G, Yaylaci S, Peker O, Kaymakoglu S, Saruc M. Vanishing bile duct and Stevens-Johnson syndrome associated with ciprofloxacin treated with tacrolimus. World J Gastroenterol. 2008;14:4697-700 pubmed
    ..It is the first case of ciprofloxacin-induced VBDS successfully treated with tacrolimus. This case reminds physicians of the importance of drug reactions, their severity, techniques for diagnosis and methods of management...
  21. Masyuk T, Masyuk A, Larusso N. Cholangiociliopathies: genetics, molecular mechanisms and potential therapies. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2009;25:265-71 pubmed publisher
    ..The present review summarizes recent knowledge on polycystic liver diseases (PCLDs), mechanisms of hepatic cystogenesis and potential therapies for these conditions...
  22. Gezer N, BaÅŸara I, Altay C, Harman M, Rocher L, Karabulut N, et al. Abdominal sarcoidosis: cross-sectional imaging findings. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2015;21:111-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Imaging contributes to diagnosis and management of intra-abdominal sarcoidosis. In this report we reviewed the cross-sectional imaging findings of hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary sarcoidosis. ..
  23. Benjaminov O, Bachar G, Goldberg N, Benjaminov Sclarovsky F, Tur Kaspa R. The utility of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography for the assessment of patients with elevated liver enzyme levels. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013;25:1190-4 pubmed publisher
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in patients referred for assessment of the cause of elevated liver enzymes...
  24. Liu F, Liu J, Li Z. New role of the dual knife for precut papillotomy in difficult bile duct cannulation. Dig Endosc. 2013;25:329-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Of these 18 patients, six had malignant bile duct obstruction and 12 had common bile duct stones. One patient developed post-ERCP pancreatitis, which resolved after conservative management. There were no deaths related to the procedure...
  25. Lee N, Kim S, Kim G, Kim D, Seo H, Kim T, et al. Diffusion-weighted imaging of biliopancreatic disorders: correlation with conventional magnetic resonance imaging. World J Gastroenterol. 2012;18:4102-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, DWI can be useful for the assessment of the biliopancreatic tract in patients with renal impairment because contrast-enhanced computed tomography or magnetic resonance scans should be avoided in these patients...
  26. Artifon E, Pinhata Otoch J, Yabar A, Poli de Figueiredo L, Sakai P, Rasslan S. Endoscopy Ultra- Sonography -guided biliary drainage in the surgical -endoscopy era. Rev Gastroenterol Peru. 2011;31:365-75 pubmed
    ..Hepatico - gastrostomy is indicated in cases of hiliar obstruction, while the procedure of choice is choledocho - duodenostomy in distal lesions. Both procedures must be done only after unsuccessful ERCP...
  27. Justo L, Olcina J, Tallón A, Carbonell S, Rivera J, Vicente V. [Cholangiopathy associated with portal hypertension]. Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;34:619-23 pubmed publisher
    ..We report the case of a male patient with obstructive jaundice secondary to portal cholangiopathy. We describe the pathogenesis of this entity, and the various diagnostic and therapeutic options available...
  28. Coss A, Enns R. The investigation of unexplained biliary dilatation. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2009;11:155-9 pubmed
    ..This review examines factors thought to influence bile duct size in the absence of obvious obstructing pathology and looks at some causes of biliary dilatation that are unusual and potentially difficult to diagnose...
  29. Venkatachala S, Sivaraman A. Meckel syndrome with Caroli disease and choledochal cysts. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2011;30:350-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The occurrence of cystic hepatic disease, Caroli disease, and choledochal cyst have not been highlighted. This is a report of a 26-week fetus with features of Meckel syndrome, Caroli disease, and choledochal cyst...
  30. Fujiki M, Hashimoto K, Palaios E, Quintini C, Aucejo F, Uso T, et al. Probability, management, and long-term outcomes of biliary complications after hepatic artery thrombosis in liver transplant recipients. Surgery. 2017;162:1101-1111 pubmed publisher
  31. Panaro F, Hacina L, Bouyabrine H, Al Hashmi A, Herrero A, Navarro F. Risk factors for postoperative bile leakage: a retrospective single-center analysis of 411 hepatectomies. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2016;15:81-6 pubmed
    ..008). Bile leakage as a major issue after hepatic resection is related to the postoperative morbidity and the hospitalization time. It is associated with non-anatomical resection and a total vascular exclusion. ..
  32. Gobejishvili L, Barve S, Breitkopf Heinlein K, Li Y, Zhang J, Avila D, et al. Rolipram attenuates bile duct ligation-induced liver injury in rats: a potential pathogenic role of PDE4. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2013;347:80-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, these data strongly suggest that upregulation of PDE4 expression during cholestatic liver injury plays a potential pathogenic role in the development of inflammation, injury, and fibrosis. ..
  33. Navarrete C, Gobelet J. Treatment of common bile duct injuries after surgery. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2012;22:539-53 pubmed publisher
    ..This article discusses the endoscopic management of postsurgical injuries of the common bile duct and discusses the application of practical tools...
  34. Phillips M, Bonatti H, Sauer B, Smith L, Javaid M, Kahaleh M, et al. Elevated stricture rate following the use of fully covered self-expandable metal biliary stents for biliary leaks following liver transplantation. Endoscopy. 2011;43:512-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Endoscopic management using fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS) might provide some advantages over the commonly used plastic stents in the management of bile leaks after liver transplantation...
  35. Li L, Chen D, He Q. Beneficial effects of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell transplantation against ischemic bile duct in rats. Chin Med J (Engl). 2011;124:280-3 pubmed
    ..This study evaluated the effect of bone marrow mononuclear cell (BM-MNCs) implantation on neovascularization in rats with ischemic bile duct...
  36. Mazer L, Tapper E, Sarmiento J. Non-operative management of right posterior sectoral duct injury following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011;15:1237-42 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of conservative management for patients with right posterior sectoral bile duct injury acquired during laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
  37. Barbella J, Dip D, Ignacio Pitaco J. [Endoscopic treatment of postcholecystectomy biliary strictures]. Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam. 2010;40:236-8 pubmed
    ..Biliary strictures are a serious complication of biliary surgery. Historically, surgery was the treatment of choice. Then appeared the endoscopic treatment with results comparable with those achieved by the surgery...
  38. Jain P, Gandhi V, Desai P, Doctor N. Recurrent cholangitis in the tropics: worm or cast?. J Postgrad Med. 2010;56:287-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Although endoscopic retrieval of the biliary cast can be employed as first-line management, surgery should be considered in case it fails...
  39. Marti J, Banks K, Song W. Novel use of hepatobiliary scintigraphy for the diagnosis of interleukin-2 cholangiopathy. Hell J Nucl Med. 2010;13:163-5 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, we believe this is the first case in which hepatobiliary scintigraphy was used to aid in the diagnosis of IL-2 induced cholangiopathy...
  40. Cote G, Mullady D, Jonnalagadda S, Keswani R, Wani S, Hovis C, et al. Use of a pancreatic duct stent or guidewire facilitates bile duct access with low rates of precut sphincterotomy: a randomized clinical trial. Dig Dis Sci. 2012;57:3271-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We compared the effectiveness of a PDS versus a PDW to facilitate common bile duct (CBD) cannulation...
  41. Choi H, Moon J, Ko B, Hong S, Koo H, Cheon Y, et al. Overtube-balloon-assisted direct peroral cholangioscopy by using an ultra-slim upper endoscope (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2009;69:935-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Herein, we describe a novel method, overtube-balloon-assisted endoscopy, for direct POC...
  42. Zimmitti G, Roses R, Andreou A, Shindoh J, Curley S, Aloia T, et al. Greater complexity of liver surgery is not associated with an increased incidence of liver-related complications except for bile leak: an experience with 2,628 consecutive resections. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013;17:57-64; discussion p.64-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if this increasing complexity has been accompanied by a rise in liver-related complications...
  43. Li F, Jiang L, Cheng J, Mao H, Li N, Cheng N, et al. Treatment of hepatolithiasis by chemical bile duct embolization: report on 2 cases. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2008;18:86-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Chemical bile duct embolization may be a feasible and safe technique to prevent the calculous recurrence and concurrently achieve the effect of chemical hepatectomy for highly selected hepatolithiasis cases...
  44. Merchea A, Cullinane D, Sawyer M, Iqbal C, Baron T, Wigle D, et al. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy-associated gastrointestinal perforations: a single-center experience. Surgery. 2010;148:876-80; discussion 881-2 pubmed publisher
    ..Our aim was to define the risk of perforation associated with EGD and identify patients who required operative intervention...
  45. Tarantino I, Barresi L, Petridis I, Volpes R, Traina M, Gridelli B. Endoscopic treatment of biliary complications after liver transplantation. World J Gastroenterol. 2008;14:4185-9 pubmed
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic treatment in patients who undergo OLTx or LRLTx and develop biliary complications...
  46. Kwon J, Kim M, Kim Y, Kang K, Kang Y, Kwon S. Monosegmental hepatobiliary fibropolycystic disease mimicking a mass: report of three cases. Korean J Radiol. 2014;15:54-60 pubmed publisher
    ..They were unique in imaging and histologic features. We herein report three cases of monosegmental hepatobiliary fibropolycystic disease mimicking a mass. ..
  47. Ryu Y, Matsui O, Zen Y, Ueda K, Abo H, Nakanuma Y, et al. Multicystic biliary hamartoma: imaging findings in four cases. Abdom Imaging. 2010;35:543-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study is to report the imaging findings in four cases of multicystic biliary hamartoma...
  48. Hohmann J, Loddenkemper C, Albrecht T. Assessment of a biliary hamartoma with contrast-enhanced sonography using two different contrast agents. Ultraschall Med. 2009;30:185-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, while using SonoVue, such a misinterpretation of these very common but in most cases very small and not detectable lesions seems unlikely...
  49. Eyraud V, Chazouilleres O, Ballot E, Corpechot C, Poupon R, Johanet C. Significance of antibodies to soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas: a large French study. Liver Int. 2009;29:857-64 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim was thus to describe the characteristics of anti-SLA/LP-positive patients in the largest series reported to date...
  50. Saylor P, Smith M, O Malley A, Keating N. Androgen-deprivation therapy and risk for biliary disease in men with prostate cancer. Eur Urol. 2014;65:642-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Each is a risk factor for gallstone disease. Additionally, GnRH agonist treatment was recently shown in metabolomic analyses to increase plasma levels of some bile acids...
  51. Talreja J, Sethi A, Jamidar P, Singh S, Kwon R, Siddiqui U, et al. Interpretation of probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy of indeterminate biliary strictures: is there any interobserver agreement?. Dig Dis Sci. 2012;57:3299-302 pubmed publisher
    ..For indeterminate bile duct strictures, biopsy, cytologic brushing and needle aspiration have low levels of diagnostic accuracy...
  52. Egbert N, Bloom D, Dillman J. Magnetic resonance imaging of the pediatric pancreaticobiliary system. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2013;21:681-96 pubmed publisher
    ..This article presents a contemporary review of the use of MRCP in the pediatric population, including techniques, indications, and the imaging appearances of common and uncommon pediatric disorders. ..
  53. Kochar R, Fallon M. Pulmonary diseases and the liver. Clin Liver Dis. 2011;15:21-37 pubmed publisher
    ..This review focuses on hepatobiliary complications of respiratory failure, cystic fibrosis, ?-1 antitrypsin deficiency, sarcoidosis, and tuberculosis...