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Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

Treatment for Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

To treat secondary biliary cirrhosis, the common bile duct obstruction must be unblocked. To do this, the healthcare provider may recommend surgery or a procedure known as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP for short).
 
Effective treatment of the obstruction results in a significant improvement in symptoms and survival, even in those with cirrhosis.
 
When the obstruction cannot be relieved, antibiotics may help in controlling symptoms; however, the disease will continue to progress.

Biliary Cirrhosis

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