Topic: Tumor effacing the common bile duct

The MRI show that a tumor is effacing the common bile duct the onc told me today that its mean the tumor is pressing on the common bile duct and that is what is causing jaundice and itching not a need for decompression of the bile duct but the position of the tumor is bad have anyone have this case ? He transferred us to a surgical oncologist tomorrow to know if something can be done with that tumor pressing on the bile duct maybe a surgery ?? I'm really confused have anyone been in this case ? A stent is not possible coz of the tumor being on the common bile duct that sound weird a bit I'm sure there is a solution for that with a surgical procedure it cannot be left like that any suggestion would be kind of you all . Hope for you all the best

Re: Tumor effacing the common bile duct

Hi Mark. Yes. Teddy's first tumor pressed the bile duct and the 2nd time it pressed his right ureter closed. In both cases both the bile duct and the ureter were stented. I am not understanding why they can't stent the bile duct if it is causing jaundice? I know the ducts are very delicate but wonder why they can't do it? Is it because the tumor is in the way?

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Tumor effacing the common bile duct

Mark....Definitely…. hoping for the best for you. Mark, the search function will reveal numerous postings on bile duct invasion, but it can become difficult to determine where you fit in.  When is your appointment with the surgeon?  The consultation with him will shed much needed light on the situation.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Tumor effacing the common bile duct

Lainy yes I think the tumor is in its way that why they can't stent it

Re: Tumor effacing the common bile duct

Yikes, Mark. Before teddy was stented he took cool showers and used small ice bags on his arms and legs for the itching. Also found a great cream for it called Sarna. Don't know if you can get it there or not. That itching is just the worse. I feel bad for your Dad and hope they can come up with a solution.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Tumor effacing the common bile duct

I hope so I will ask if we have the cream here is there any thing I can give him to be stronger he is so weak that he can barely walk

Re: Tumor effacing the common bile duct

Protein shakes appeared to work well with my husband, but watch for constipation. 
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Tumor effacing the common bile duct

Mark, along with Marions shake, Teddy loved Carnation Vanilla instant drink. I would blend in a banana and the shake has all the nutrition needed to replace a meal. You can even have it 3 X a day. Worked well for Teddy.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.