[Palliative treatment of neoplastic jaundice by a percutaneous transhepatic endoprosthesis. Apropos of 73 cases].

Abstract

Seventy three patients with malignant obstruction of the extrahepatic bile ducts were submitted to palliative drainage through percutaneous transhepatic endoprosthesis (P.T.E.). Complications occurred within the first month following the procedure in 13 patients (18%) and 8 of them died (10%). Cholangitis was the main complication resulting, from… (More)

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