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1

How is cholangitis Mx?

Resusitation

Abx - tazocin or ampillicin+gentamicin+metronidazole

Early ERCP and sphincterotomy

Cholecystectomy later

2

What is the marker CEA for?

Tumour marker for

- Colorectal carcinoma

- Pancreatic carcinoma

- Gastric carcinoma

- Papillary thyroid carcinoma

- Lung carcinoma

- Breast carcinoma

3

What are some periampullary malignancies?

Head of pancreas

Cholangiocarcinoma

Ca ampulla

Ca of duodenum

4

How might a coagulopathy be caused by biliary obstruction?

Vitamin D is fat soluble therefore requires bile from absorption

Vitamin D deficiency causes coagulopathy