Endoscopic retrograde drainage for bile duct cancer


Endoscopic biliary drainage is a palliative measure. It is mainly indicated for inoperable malignant jaundice. Extrahepatic obstructions are suitable for the transpapillary decompression, which may be successful in 80–90% of patients. Morbidity and mortality rates are approximately 5% and 1–2%, respectively. Tumors of the hilum region, which usually already… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01658491


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@article{Soehendra1988EndoscopicRD, title={Endoscopic retrograde drainage for bile duct cancer}, author={Professor Nib Soehendra and Horst Grimm}, journal={World Journal of Surgery}, year={1988}, volume={12}, pages={85-90} }