Ascending cholangitis (acute cholangitis) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, & pathology

What is ascending cholangitis (acute cholangitis)? Ascending cholangitis is where an obstruction in the common bile duct allows bacteria to colonize the ducts, resulting in inflammation and potentially sepsis. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.

This video covers the pathophysiology, major signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for ascending cholangitis.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10987108
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