Endoscopic biliary stents and obstructive jaundice.

  title={Endoscopic biliary stents and obstructive jaundice.},
  author={D C Walta and C S Fausel and B A Brant},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={153 5},
Eighty-four patients with obstructive jaundice due to various causes were treated with endoscopically placed plastic stents. Seventy-two patients had malignant obstructive disease, 5 patients had common bile duct stones, 4 patients had bile duct injuries, and 3 patients had inflammatory processes resulting in common bile duct obstruction. Straight as well as double pigtail stents ranging from 9 to 12 F. were used. Restenting was employed only in patients with malignancy, and the longest period… CONTINUE READING
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