Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor specialist Warning Signs Outlook Complications Underlying Cause Anatomy

Infected Bile Duct Underlying Cause

In most cases, cholangitis occurs after prolonged obstruction of the bile duct by gallstones or a bile duct tumor. Once the bile duct has become blocked, the bile duct may become infected. Cholangitis can spread from the common bile duct and into the liver.

Additional causes include:

Continue to Infected Bile Duct Anatomy

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Infected Bile Duct References
  1. Bergquist A, Broome U. Clinical features in primary sclerosing cholangitis. Clin Liver Dis. 1998 May;2(2):283-301, viii. [15560033]
  2. Gossard AA, Angulo P, Lindor KD. Secondary sclerosing cholangitis: a comparison to primary sclerosing cholangitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jun;100(6):1330-3. [15929765]
  3. Pall H, Jonas MM. Pediatric hepatobiliary disease. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2005 May;21(3):344-7. [15818156]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.