Endoprosthesis for internal drainage of the biliary tract. Technique and results in 48 cases.

@article{Burcharth1979EndoprosthesisFI,
  title={Endoprosthesis for internal drainage of the biliary tract. Technique and results in 48 cases.},
  author={Flemming Burcharth and L Ingeman Jensen and Kjeld Olesen},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1979},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={133-7}
}
In 48 patients with obstructive jaundice caused by unresectable lesions, a polyethylene tube was inserted into the biliary tract using a percutaneous transhepatic technique. This endoprosthesis provided permanent internal drainage without an external catheter. In 27 patients, bilirubin declined to anicteric or subicteric levels and pruritus subsided. In six… CONTINUE READING