Acute pancreatitis: an under-recognized risk of percutaneous transhepatic distal biliary intervention.

@article{AlBahrani2006AcutePA,
  title={Acute pancreatitis: an under-recognized risk of percutaneous transhepatic distal biliary intervention.},
  author={Ahmed Z. Al-Bahrani and Andrew Holt and Ayman M Hamade and Ghalib H. Abid and H U Laasch and S O'shea and Sung Ho Lee and Basil J. Ammori},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={446-50}
}
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous transhepatic biliary intervention (PTBI) plays an important role in the management of biliary obstruction, and this may be complicated by acute pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of acute pancreatitis following PTBI. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients who underwent PTBI between January 1992 and December 2003 in a tertiary referral centre were identified from the hospital database. Patients who did not have their amylase measured post-procedure… CONTINUE READING
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