Procedures and Therapies

Biliary and Pancreatic Stent Placement
Bile duct stents are needed when the patient develops jaundice due to blockage of the bile duct. The gastroenterologist passes a plastic tube from the duodenum through the blockage into the bile duct so that the blockage in the bile duct is bypassed by the stent. Pancreatic duct stents are often placed in patients who have chronic pancreatitis or a condition called pancreatic divisum.
 
 
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