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Choledocholithiasis is the presence of a gallstone in the common bile duct. The stone may consist of bile pigments or calcium and cholesterol salts.
Hepatoma is a malignant tumor of the liver, accounting for 80 to 90% of all liver cancers.
Abdominal ultrasound is an imaging procedure used to examine the internal organs of the abdomen including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) puts a thin tube with a very small camera into the mouth, passing through the esophagus, stomach and duodenum to observe the health status along the way for diagnosis and treatment.
Intussusception is caused by abnormal intestinal tract movement or other causes like tumors in the intestinal canal and results a portion of the small intestine telescoped into an adjacent segment.
A biliary catheter is a small flexible, rubber tube placed into the common bile duct, the passageway for the bile to flow from the gallbladder and liver externally into a bag outside your body.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a technique to set up a channel between the abdomen and the stomach of patient. It supplies the nutrients or medicines via the gastrostomy for patients who need long-term tube feeding.
Gastrostomy allows liquid food to enter directly into the stomach, so that patients with cerebral palsy who have difficulty in eating do not need to swallow, and get adequate food supply directly.
EGD ( also known as an upper endoscopy, upper GI endoscopy gastroscope, or panendoscopy ) is a procedure that enables your physician to inspect the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, i.e., the esophagus, stomach, and the duodenum (first and second portion of the duodenum) using a thin flexible tube approximately 130cm in length.
ERCP is performed by using a duodenoscope. The scope is inserted through esophagus to the stomach and into the second portion of duodenum. Once the papilla of Vater is identified, the bile ducts and pancreatic ducts are injected with contrast material through a small plastic catheter, and x-ray pictures are taken. When these x-ray pictures show stones or obstructions, they can often be treated during the same ERCP examination.