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Cholangioscopy at Drexel Gastroenterology

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People suffering from difficult bile stones or biliary strictures that require evaluation may be candidates for cholangioscopy. This procedure, which is also known as intraductal endoscopy, uses a fiber-optic endoscope to look at the biliary tract to see if it is blocked, narrowed or dilated. Cholangioscopy can be used to obtain biopsies of bile duct lesions, as an alternative to X-ray imaging when making a diagnosis, or when the treatment plan requires our doctors to have a clear image of the affected area. Cholangioscopy is helpful for patients who have bile duct cancer because it can aid in planning the proper surgical treatment.

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

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