A procedure to drain bile to relieve pressure in the bile ducts causes by a stricture or blockage. An x-ray of the liver and bile ducts locates the blockage of the bile flow. Images made by ultrasound guide placement of a tube, which remains in the liver. Bile drains through the tube into a collection bag outside the body. The procedure may relieve jaundice before surgery.
Your doctor will tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight before the procedure.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you currently take to know if you need to stop any medication for the procedure.
You may need to have blood tests and ECG. You also may need x-rays, an ultrasound, a CT scan or an MRI.
You may be given antibiotics to help prevent a bacterial infection. Tell your provider if you had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic.
If you have question on the procedures, please call (045) 625 2999 local 2453