Biliary Drainage and Stenting

Biliary drainage means placement of the soft plastic tube into the liver biliary ducts that are blocked usually by the stone or tumor. The purpose is to release pressure within the liver and avoid its damage as well as to prevent backflow of bile into the blood and consequent damage of the brain and other organs. The tube will allow the bile to pass around the blockage or to drain outside the body into the collection bag.

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