biliary duct


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biliary duct

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I knew a witty physician who found the creed in the biliary duct, and used to affirm that if there was disease in the liver, the man became a Calvinist, and if that organ was sound, he became a Unitarian.
A catheter is then slipped into the cystic duct and a radiopaque contrast solution--which shows up clearly as a light area on the X-ray--is injected into the biliary duct system.
Janet Burpee, FSS's CEO, stated: "Our FlexStent[TM] Biliary Self Expanding Stent System offers the physician a straight forward solution for biliary duct stenting.
This is an alternative method for the removal of difficult stones in the biliary duct.
Biliary duct NETs appear to be more common in females and usually present in middle age (in contrast to cholangiocarcinoma, which tends to present in older patients and does not show sexual predilection).
The company has attained FDA 510(k) market clearance for non-vascular stent use in the biliary duct and esophagus.
The new indication provides physicians an alternative method for treating patients requiring difficult stone extraction in the biliary duct, and demonstrates Boston Scientific's ongoing commitment to innovation and clinical science to expand endoscopic therapies available to physicians and patients," said David Pierce, President of Boston Scientific's Endoscopy Division.
Up to six hospitals will be recruited for the Company's Phase II, first line, biliary duct cancer trial.
The PALMAZ(R) BLUE(TM) Peripheral Stent System is available for the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions in peripheral arteries below the aortic arch and palliation treatment of malignant neoplasms in the biliary duct.
In most instances, hematologic and biochemical tests are normal, but elevated levels of alkaline phosphatase, [gamma]-glutamyl transpeptidase, and bilirubin can be found when intrahepatic or extrahepatic biliary duct compression is present.
A biliary stricture is an abnormal narrowing of the biliary duct, the tube that moves bile, a chemical used in digestion, to the small intestine from the liver.
Viking will provide one of these two companies with vision components for a new product line developed to perform ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), a procedure used to treat conditions affecting the hepatic biliary duct.