Biliary Obstruction

The biliary system of the body is an intricate webbing of small ducts that connect various organs. The bile ducts run from the liver and the gallbladder, through the pancreas, and into the upper portion of the small intestine.

Bile is a yellowish brown liquid produced by the liver that helps your body digest fats. If the biliary ducts are crimped or obstructed, the passage of the bile through to the intestines is hindered. Symptoms can include pain in the upper quadrant of the abdomen, nausea or vomiting, discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes.