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Discussion BoardCHUCK was posted 08/29/2005 01:30 am by Tony UK
I am being treated at Kings College LONDON, and have just had my STENT
replaced twice over the last 2 weeks. The key issue appears to be that they
can slip out of place, become blocked, but also they then trigger an
infection CHOLANGITIS which causes the fever. My Surgeon here at Kings is a
LIVER Specialist since GBC, the Biliary Tract, are very closely associated
with the liver, and invariably GBC has grown into the liver.
Cholangitis frequently needs to be treated with Intravenous anti-biotics
which I am on at the moment. Good luck with this - I see you already have
plenty of sound advice. I also had the same problem as to 'who is in charge'
oncologist or surgeon, but I have sorted that by coming to Kings.
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