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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2023

What Is Biliary Tract Disorder?

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Dr. Prashant K VaidyaHomeopathy Doctor • 15 Years Exp.Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
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Acute calculus cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder that develops in the setting of an obstructed cystic or bile duct. It usually develops after 5 hours of biliary-type pain. The initial inflammation is caused by chemical irritation, and bacterial infection probably is a secondary event.


  • malignant neoplasm of the gallbladder
  • malignant neoplasm of other parts of biliary tract
  • extrahepatic bile duct
  • ampulla of Vater
  • cholelithiasis
  • cholecystitis
  • others (excluding postcholecystectomy syndrome), but including
  • other obstructions of the gallbladder (like strictures)
  • hydrops, perforation, fistula
  • cholesterolosis
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • K83: other diseases of the biliary tract:
  • cholangitis (including ascending cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis)
  • obstruction, perforation, fistula of biliary tract
  • spasm of sphincter of Oddi
  • biliary cyst
  • biliary atresis

Symptoms of possible biliary disease:

Although symptoms may differ among bile duct disorders, symptoms common to many of the disorders include:


The tests performed vary according to the suspected bile duct disorder. However, tests commonly performed to diagnose many bile duct disorders may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Liver function tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Liver biopsy

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