Pancreas Center  
212.305.9467 | info@columbiasurgery.org
Departement of Surgery
     
 

Home > Pancreas Diseases and Treatments > Diseases of the Pancreas > Pancreatitis > Treatments for Pancreatitis > Stents

Stents

The bile duct is a small tube that carries bile, which is produced in the liver, from the liver and gall-bladder to the small intestine. The pancreatic ducts are small tubes that carry pancreatic juices to the small intestine. These fluids help to break down food, and the two ducts usually join before emptying into the small intestine. If the ducts are narrowed or blocked due to gallstones, a tumor, infection, scarring, pseudocysts, or other trauma or illness, the fluids can build up and cause pancreatitis.

It may be necessary to open the blocked bile or pancreatic duct using a stent, which is a small plastic or metal tube placed within the duct to keep it open. See ERCP for information about this procedure.


< Previous: IV fluids, Enteral Nutrition, TPN Next: ERCP >
 
 
APPOINTMENT CENTER

What to expect from an appointment with a specialist:



Appointment Request Form
Directions to the Center

Find NYP AppFind NYP app

Join Us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter




PATIENT & VISITOR GUIDES

NYPH/Columbia PATIENT & VISITOR GUIDES
Preparing for Your Stay
During Your Stay


Sign up for our healthpoints e-newsletter