what is external drain / internal drain ? what is the procedure ? is it painful ?

pls guide n explain the entire stent procedure  n at what moment it is  compulsory to undergo the same ?  . I m seeing specialist tomorow. I have been advised it should be done if absolutely necessary.

my dads cc is intrahepatic at y junction n it is inoperable. chemo is also not advisable as per docs . i did take 2nd opinion . two docs suggested  therasphere while 2 others suggested no treatment considering his age

i am from india mumbai . my dad is 80. most adorable, loving , caring n concerned for well being of all. pls guide me if liver drainage is painful. its side effects . what type of stents r preferable ? n more abt therasphere ?

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thanks. My dad is 80 . however all his other organs r fine. lungs n chest clear. a healthy heart. However the CC is at the y junction. he has lost lot of wt. also contacted jaundice. considering his age , general hlth the docs have ruled out operation .i m frm india mumbai. is therasphere  advisable ?
i have heard there can be leakages n it can spread to heart .

My Father age 80 has been diag with intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma of size 6cm by 6cm , poorly differentiated in seg iv B extending into the porta . there is mild dilation of intrahepatic bilary radicles. The dr has suggested therasphere. kindly guide. what is the life span without treatment ?  & with treatment ? Is it therasphere viable.
what to do for jaundice in such cases
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My Father aged 80 has been diag with intrahepatic Colangiocarcinoma of size 6cm by 6cm , poorly differentiated in seg iv B extending into the porta . there is mild dilation of intrahepatic bilary radicles. The dr has suggested therasphere. kindly guide. what is the life span without treatment ?  & with treatment ? any alternate remedies ? suggest vegetarian diet to increase his haemoglobin
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My Father has been diag with intrahepatic Colangiocarcinoma of size 6cm by 6cm , poorly differentiated in seg iv B extending into the porta . there is mild dilation of intrahepatic bilary radicles. The dr has suggested therasphere. kindly guide. what is the life span without treatment ?  & with treatment ?
Side effects my email naman_nirmal@rediffmail.com

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My Father has been diag with intrahepatic Colangiocarcinoma of size 6cm by 6cm , poorly differentiated in seg iv B extending into the porta . there is mild dilation of intrahepatic bilary radicles. The dr has suggested therasphere. kindly guide. what is the life span without treatment ?  & with treatment ?
Side effects my email naman_nirmal@rediffmail.com

My Father has been diag with intrahepatic Colangiocarcinoma of size 6cm by 6cm , poorly differentiated in seg iv B extending into the porta location Y . there is mild dilation of intrahepatic bilary radicles. The dr has suggested therasphere. kindly guide. what is the life span without treatment ?  & with treatment ? Can stent be inserted ?
Side effects of theraspere . Is it a viable treatment ?
my email naman_nirmal@rediffmail.com

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My Father has been diag with intrahepatic Colangiocarcinoma of size 6cm by 6cm , poorly differentiated in seg iv B extending into the porta . there is mild dilation of intrahepatic bilary radicles. The dr has suggested therasphere. kindly guide. what is the life span without treatment ?  & with treatment ?
Side effects my email naman_nirmal@rediffmail.com