Causes of Enlarged Bile Duct?


Bile is produced in the body to help digest fats. The tube that carries bile from the gallbladder to the small intestine is the bile duct. An obstruction of the bile duct can cause it to become enlarged. A number of different causes can contribute to the obstruction. Gallstones can get impacted in the bile duct, causing a blockage. Infection can cause inflammation, which can obstruct the duct. Cysts and tumors may also contribute to a bile duct that is enlarged.
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