*  Glossary: The Pancreas Center | Columbia University Department of Surgery
... the ampulla of Vater is formed by the union of the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct when they enter the intestine. ... Pancreatic Duct. A duct joining the pancreas to the common bile duct to supply pancreatic juices which aid in digestion. The ... the ampulla of Vater is formed by the union of the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct when they enter the intestine. ... Common Bile Duct. The common bile duct carries bile from the liver, where it is synthesized, to the duodenum for use to ...
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*  Causes of Pancreatitis | Columbia University Department of Surgery
Gallstones Alcohol use Structural problems of the pancreatic and bile ducts Some medications like estrogen supplements and some ... Other indicators of autoimmune pancreatitis include narrowing of the main pancreatic duct, scarring of the pancreatic tissue, ... Other people may develop chronic pancreatitis as a result of hereditary causes, gallstones (which block the pancreatic duct ... intestinal parasites can lead to acute pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases. ...
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*  Palliative Procedures | Columbia University Department of Surgery
If the tumor is situated so that it blocks the common bile duct, pancreatic duct, or duodenum, it can cause jaundice and pain. ... A stent is a small tube made of either plastic or metal that is inserted into the blocked area to open the duct and restore ... If the tumor is blocking the bile duct, a biliary bypass can reroute the flow of bile around the tumor to relieve pain and ... A plastic stent is considered a short term solution and is often placed when a patient may have a pancreatic operation in the ...
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*  Pancreatic Cancer: Family History and Genetics FAQs Part 1 | Columbia University Department of Surgery
Fay Kastrinos, Director of the Muzzi Mirza Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Genetics Program, recently asked readers to send ... her questions about the role of genetics and family history in pancreatic cancer. What follows is the first in a three-part ... gallbladder ducts, upper urinary tract, and brain. ... Pancreatic Cancer: Family History and Genetics. Dr. Fay ... What are the main causes of developing pancreatic cancer? What is the average person's risk of developing pancreatic cancer in ...
  http://columbiasurgery.org/news/2013/09/25/pancreatic-cancer-family-history-and-genetics
*  Our Research Program | Columbia University Department of Surgery
... we are currently studying the effectiveness of DNA-based stool tests for the detection of pancreatic cancer and its precursor, ... Detection of Pancreatic Cancer and Precancer by Stool DNA Testing: A Feasibility Study Recently, advances in DNA-based stool ... to MRI for visualizing small pancreatic lesions and for better visualization of the entire pancreas and the pancreatic duct. ... Pancreatic Cancer in Minorities. Through this project we are planning to evaluate minority patients affected by pancreatic ...
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*  Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas | Columbia University Department of Surgery
A segment of the main pancreatic duct may be affected, or the disease may involve the entire main pancreatic duct. The rate of ... On endoscopic evaluation, the ampulla of Vater (where the pancreatic duct meets the bile duct) is often described as having a " ... Two distinct variants have been described: Main duct and Branch duct.. Main Duct IPMN. This variant of the disease may be ... It is the high viscosity of this mucinous fluid that obstructs the pancreatic duct and causes pancreatitis. ...
  http://dev.columbiasurgery.org/conditions-and-treatments/cystic-neoplasms-pancreas
*  Breast Lift (Mastopexy) | Columbia University Department of Surgery
Breastfeeding may not be possible, as milk ducts are removed.. *It is important to control weight fluctuations in order to ... Pancreatic Cancer. *Surgery Research Training Program. *Technology Development. *. Education & Training. *. Overview. *Media ...
  http://columbiasurgery.org/conditions-and-treatments/breast-lift-mastopexy
*  Cystic Fibrosis: Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation | Columbia University Department of Surgery
In patients with CF, bile produced by the liver cells becomes stickier than normal and begins to block the small bile ducts. ... reproductive - more so in the male, where sperm-carrying ducts become clogged ... Pancreatic Cancer. *Surgery Research Training Program. *Technology Development. *. Education & Training. *. Overview. *Media ...
  http://dev.columbiasurgery.org/conditions-and-treatments/cystic-fibrosis-0
*  Robert S. Brown Jr., MD, MPH | Columbia University Department of Surgery
Mycophenolate mofetil for drug-induced vanishing bile duct syndrome. World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Dec 7; 13(45):6087-6089. ... Pancreatic Cancer. *Surgery Research Training Program. *Technology Development. *. Education & Training. *. Overview. *Media ...
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*  Gallbladder Disease | Columbia University Department of Surgery
... they may cause transient or ongoing blockages of the ducts of the gallbladder or bile system. This can cause abdominal pain, ... Pancreatic Cancer. *Surgery Research Training Program. *Technology Development. *. Education & Training. *. Overview. *Media ...
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*  Cirrhosis | Columbia University Department of Surgery
Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma). *Cirrhosis. *Cystic Fibrosis. *Ex Vivo Surgery and Multivisceral Transplantation ... Pancreatic Cancer. *Surgery Research Training Program. *Technology Development. *. Education & Training. *. Overview. *Media ...
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