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Possible Balloon Dilation and Stent Placement

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Presentation: ERCP With Balloon Dilation and Stent
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One treatment method your doctor may recommend is a balloon dilation of your duct and a stent placement. If your doctor finds a duct that is narrow or blocked from disease or prior surgeries, this procedure can be performed to open up the duct so that it can drain better. Allowing it to drain normally usually relieves symptoms of jaundice or recurrent infections.
The condition of all your ducts as well as your general health and age are taken into consideration before you doctor performs this procedure.

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