Avoidance of transhepatic drainage prior to hepaticojejunostomy for obstruction of the biliary tract.

@article{Lewis1987AvoidanceOT,
  title={Avoidance of transhepatic drainage prior to hepaticojejunostomy for obstruction of the biliary tract.},
  author={William D. Lewis and Blake Cady and Richard J. Rohrer and Roger Lewin Jenkins and Peter Benotti and William V. McDermott},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  year={1987},
  volume={165 5},
  pages={381-6}
}
We retrospectively reviewed the course of 14 consecutive patients with symptomatic hepatic duct bifurcation obstruction of the biliary tract because of unresectable non-Klatskin malignant disease to clarify issues of diagnostic and therapeutic strategy. All patients were symptomatic with pruritus and were expected to survive three months or more. Ten… CONTINUE READING