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Raised GGT & Biliary Obstruction
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Avinash kumar singh - Aug 5th, 2017 9:35 am.
Avinash kumar singh
Avinash kumar singh

What shroud be the level of GGT(x times) to rule out biliary obstruction in other wise normal LFT with raised Alk Phos., with normal cbd diameter on usg without any stones. MRCP not done. Should we proceed with lap chole in these patients.
re: Raised GGT & Biliary Obstruction by Dr R K Mishra - Aug 22nd, 2017 1:04 pm
Dr R K Mishra
Dr R K Mishra
Dear Dr Avinash

Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) is concentrated in the liver, but it's also present in the gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. GGT blood levels are usually high when the liver is damaged. This test is often done with other tests that measure liver enzymes if there's a possibility of liver damage If patient is symptomatic you can proceed with cholecystectomy even if the GGT leven is increased.

With regard

Dr R K Mishra
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