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Common bile duct stricture dilatation (Endoscopic)


The tube that moves bile to the small intestine from the liver is known as the common bile duct. Bile duct stricture, also known as biliary stricture is mostly iatrogenic. It is a result of an operative trauma (either laparoscopic or open cholecystectomy). The most common cause of malignant biliary strictures is Pancreatic cancer. Endoscopic methods are commonly used to treat Bile duct strictures that includes stricture dilatation using an over-the-wire balloon or bougie, followed by insertion of one or more plastic stents or a fully covered self-expandable metal stent.