Biliary decompression by nasobiliary catheter or biliary stent in acute suppurative cholangitis: a prospective randomized trial.

@article{Lee2002BiliaryDB,
  title={Biliary decompression by nasobiliary catheter or biliary stent in acute suppurative cholangitis: a prospective randomized trial.},
  author={Danny Wai-Hung Lee and Angus C W Chan and Yuk-hoi Lam and Enders Kwok Wai Ng and James Y. W. Lau and Bonita Ka Bo Law and Chi-wai Lai and Joseph J. Y. Sung and Sydney S. C. Chung},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={361-5}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic drainage has replaced emergent surgery for biliary decompression in patients with acute cholangitis. The aim of this study was to prospectively compare the efficacy of the nasobiliary catheter and indwelling stent as temporary measures for biliary decompression in acute suppurative cholangitis caused by bile duct stones. METHODS Over a 60-month period, 79 patients with acute cholangitis who required emergent endoscopic drainage were recruited. Indications for urgent… CONTINUE READING

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