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Diseases » Choledocholithiasis » Glossary

Glossary for Choledocholithiasis

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease: Rare multi-organ tapeworm infection caught from animals.
  • Alveolar echinococcosis: A rare parasitic infection caused by the larva of a miniscule tapeworm called Echinococcus multilocularis. Transmission occurs through contact with foxes, coyotes, dogs and cats. The condition results in the development of parasitic tumors in the liver (sometimes other organs such as brain and lungs) but it generally causes no symptom for 5 to 15 years after infection.
  • Epigastric pain: Pain located in the upper and middle region of the abdomen
  • Hepatitis: Any type of liver inflammation or infection.
  • Jaundice in pregnancy: A yellow discolouration of the skin due to raised levels of bilirubin in the blood stream occurring during pregnancy
  • Pancreatic cancer: Cancer of the pancreas (usually digestive area).
  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas causing digestive complaints.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis: A rare, chronic, disease involving the gradual destruction of the bile ducts in the liver causing bile to build up and damage the liver.
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis: A rare progressive disorder involving inflammation and fibrosis of the bile ducts which carry bile from the liver.
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis: Chronic hereditary disease causing inflammation and destruction of the bile ducts in and around the liver with subsequent blockage to bile flow
  • Sepsis: The presence of pathological micro-organisms in the blood


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