Bile is a liquid released by the liver through the bile duct to help digest fats. Bile duct stricture is the abnormal narrowing of the bile duct. It is most commonly caused by a surgical injury to the bile duct or growth of an abnormal tissue mass. The narrowed bile duct obstructs the normal flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine and causes jaundice. Bile duct strictures are treated by laparoscopic bile duct bypass.
Laparoscopic bile duct bypass is a minimally invasive surgery performed to circumvent the blockage and allow the flow of bile juice. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon makes 3-4 small keyhole incisions on the abdomen. A laparoscope (tube with a light and a tiny camera) is inserted in one of the incisions. The camera helps to locate the area of obstruction and allows your surgeon to have a magnified view of the operating field. Surgical instruments are passed through the other incisions anda bypass is created around the block by connecting the region of the bile duct before the block with the region after the block. The gallbladder may be removed if gallstones were the cause of the blockage.The incisions are closed with sutures.
As all surgical procedures, bile duct stricture surgery may be associated with certain complications, which include bleeding and infection.
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