Case of bile duct carcinoma of the hepatic hilus with segmental obstructive cholangitis.

Cholangitis is a risk factor for posthepatectomy liver failure and therefore should be treated aggressively by urgent biliary drainage before definitive liver surgery for bile duct carcinoma. We present a case of bile duct carcinoma of the hepatic hilus with segmental cholangitis. The patient was a 38-year-old man. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage… CONTINUE READING