Endoscopic treatment of postoperative biliary strictures.

@article{Huibregtse1986EndoscopicTO,
  title={Endoscopic treatment of postoperative biliary strictures.},
  author={Kees Huibregtse and Ronald M. Katon and Guido N. J. Tytgat},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1986},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={133-7}
}
Benign postoperative biliary tract strictures may present with jaundice and/or cholangitis. Surgical reconstruction of these usually proximal biliary strictures carries high morbidity and mortality. In addition, recurrences following surgery are common. We attempted endoscopic therapy in 29 consecutive patients with benign biliary strictures, by the placement of one or two large-bore 10 French endoprostheses. The procedure was successful in 27 out of 29 (93%) patients. All 27 had rapid… CONTINUE READING
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