The ductal stent made of plastic or nickel-titanium alloy wires is used to treat malignant biliary tumor or benign biliary stricture in order to alleviate jaundice or heal biliary stricture.
Instructions for Gastrointestinal Metallic Stenting Post-Surgical Health Education 腸胃道金屬支架術後衛教說明(英文)2020/1/2
The device is the metallic stent made of nickel-titanium alloy wires woven into a mesh, which expands the narrow part of gastrointestinal tract through unfolding force.
Acute hepatitis refers to the process of acute injury and necrosis affecting the liver parenchymal and nonparenchymal cells. Common and rare causes that lead to acute hepatitis are as follows:
In Taiwan, liver cancer has been ranked first two places of top ten cancer mortality over more than 20 years, which affects the health of people substantially. According to statistics, there are new cases of 9,000 patients with liver cancer each year while there are approximately 8,000 patients who die of liver cancer each year.
Peptic ulcer disease usually refers to the digestive ulcer of in the stomach, duodenum or the mucosa of the two surfaces. However ulcer can occur to any area exposed to adequate concentration or time of acid or gastrointestinal tract under pepsin.
Medicinal Therapy for Gastric Ulcer
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) refers to the spiral bacteria with hair. Some people will not experience signs of discomfort when infected by H. pylori while others may have complications in pyloric region gastritis and doudenal ulcer due to the excess stomach acid from infection.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease refers to the condition when the cardia connecting esophagus and stomach fails to operate normally, causing gastric acid, digestive fluid and food in the stomach to reverse direction to the esophagus and resulting in inflammation with esophagus mucosa.
The incidence rate of stomach cancer is quite higher among cancer related diseases. The incidence rate of stomach cancer in Taiwan is 1 out of 100,000 people. Understanding the early symptoms of stomach cancer will help with early diagnosis of stomach cancer.