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Glossary for Bile Duct Conditions

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Alagille Syndrome: A genetic disorder affecting the liver and characterized by the absence of some or all of the liver bile ducts that transport bile within the liver.
  • Bile Duct Cancer: A malignancy arising in the bile ducts of the liver
  • Biliary Atresia: A rare condition that can affect newborns where the bile duct that carries the bile from the liver to the small intestine is blocked or missing.
  • Biliary conditions: Medical conditions affecting the biliary system (liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, etc.) in digestion.
  • Biliary disorder: Any condition affecting the bile ducts
  • Caroli Disease: A rare disorder where the bile ducts inside the liver become enlarged resulting in infection, irritation and gallstone formation.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Gallstones: Stone-like deposits in the gall bladder.
  • Jaundice: Bile or liver problem causing yellowness.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas causing digestive complaints.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic and progressive cholestatic disease of the liver.
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease of unknown etiology that is recognized increasingly in children.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.

 

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