Stents are best considered temporary. They have been used as a predictive measure or sphinterotomy or formal sphincteroplasty. The problem is that there are problems with tents such as displacement or occlusion with resulting cholangitis. If stents have been placed have you previously had a sphincterotomy?
Yes, I have had a sphincterotomy previously, which only gave a few weeks relief....
I am looking at surgical options next year such as a transduodenal sphincteroplasty or choledochoduodenostomy.....depending on what my Drs/surgeons decide is the cause of my issues, the bile duct or sphincter or even both.....
I can't keep having these stents in the meantime.....or can I?
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