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Biliary stricture

  • Alternative Names

    Bile duct stricture


    Symptoms
    • Abdominal pain
    • Chills
    • Fever
    • Itching
    • Jaundice
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Pale or clay-colored stools

    Signs and tests

    The following tests can help diagnose this condition:

    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC)
    • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)

    The following blood tests can help reveal abnormal function of biliary system.

    • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is higher than normal.
    • Bilirubin level is higher than normal.

    This condition may also alter the results of the following tests:

    • Amylase level
    • Lipase level
    • Fecal fat
    • Urine bilirubin
    • Prothrombin time (PT)