Extrahepatic biliary obstruction after percutaneous tumour ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: aetiology and successful treatment with endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation.

@article{Sasahira2005ExtrahepaticBO,
  title={Extrahepatic biliary obstruction after percutaneous tumour ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: aetiology and successful treatment with endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation.},
  author={Naoki Sasahira and Masahiko Tada and Hiroshi Katayama Yoshida and Ryosuke Tateishi and Shuichiro Shiina and Kenji Kariya Hirano and Hiroyuki Isayama and Nobuo Toda and Yutaka Komatsu and Takao Kawabe and Masao Omata},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2005},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={
          698-702
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Percutaneous tumour ablation (PTA), such as ethanol injection and radiofrequency ablation, is now recognised as a primary treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although PTA is a relatively safe procedure, it can cause biliary obstruction as a rare complication. As patients with cirrhosis undergoing surgery or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography/sphincterotomy have a high mortality rate from bleeding, we adopted the use of endoscopic papillary balloon… CONTINUE READING

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