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My brother had a stent put in last august 2010 the procedure before ou have gall bladder out - had his gallbladder out in november ended up in intensive care for liver failure and loads other problems. He went to have stent out on monday 1st march 2011 and now has infection? They saying there might be a blockage where stent was but how can that be? now there saying might have to put another one in??

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Stent is small plastic or metallic tube that is placed, in your brother's case, I suppose, to keep the bilary duct open so the bile could still flow out of liver. But, since there were problems with his liver- obviously, chances are that the original stent that was placed was no longer enough to keep the duct open and that blockage was probably the reason why infection happened. Doctors are going to treat the infected spot, let it heal and they really have to put another stent, because that still is the only way for bile to flow down to the stomach. Hope everything goes out well!
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