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Utah Vascular Clinic

801.281.0027

650 East 4500 South, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Ogden Regional Medical Center

801.479.2450

5475 South 500 East
Washington Terrace, UT 84405

Services

Interventional Procedures

Biliary Obstruction

What is a biliary obstruction?

A biliary obstruction is a blockage of the bile ducts, most often resulting from a gallstone, a tumor, or a complication from surgery. The bile ducts are tubes that carry bile from the liver and gallbladder to the intestine. Bile is a fluid secreted by the liver that is important for digestion.

Image guided treatment of bile duct obstructions was one of the first minimally invasive image guided procedures invented by interventional radiologist many years ago. Since that time, technical advances in the use of endoscopes (flexible optical tubes placed down the throat by gastroenterologists) have made percutaneous biliary procedures less common, but they remain an important option when endoscopes fail or cannot be used.

Interventional radiologists are experts in the non-surgical management of biliary obstruction. They use imaging guidance such as ultrasound and x-ray to place drainage tube, insert stents, and remove stones.


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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm.

  • Swelling, usually in one leg
    (or arm)
  • Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or
    Charley horse
  • Reddish or bluish skin discoloration
  • Leg (or arm) warm to touch

Pulmonary Embolism

Clots can break off from a DVT and travel to the lung, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be fatal.

  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Chest pain-sharp, stabbing; may get worse with deep breath
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Unexplained cough, sometimes with bloody mucus