Biliary stricture dilatation: multicenter review of clinical management in 73 patients.

@article{Mueller1986BiliarySD,
  title={Biliary stricture dilatation: multicenter review of clinical management in 73 patients.},
  author={Peter R. Mueller and Eric Vansonnenberg and Joseph T. Ferrucci and Philip J. Weyman and R J Butch and Ronald A. Malt and H. Joachim Burhenne},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={160 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
Eighty-nine biliary strictures in 73 patients who had undergone percutaneous balloon dilatation were reviewed to determine long-term patency rates and clinical management problems. The majority of dilatations were performed in patients with anastomotic strictures (n = 44), iatrogenic strictures (n = 28), and strictures associated with sclerosing cholangitis (n = 17). Patency rates after 36 months or more were 67%, 76%, and 42%, respectively. Complications, mostly minor, occurred in less than 7… CONTINUE READING