Long-term results of endoscopic and percutaneous transhepatic treatment of benign biliary strictures.

@article{Born1999LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of endoscopic and percutaneous transhepatic treatment of benign biliary strictures.},
  author={Peter Born and Thomas R{\"o}sch and Klaus Br{\"u}hl and W Sandschin and Hans-Dieter Allescher and Eckart Frimberger and Meinhard Classen},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={725-31}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Benign biliary strictures, mostly associated with biliary surgery, are of growing importance for the therapeutic endoscopist. In the short term, endoscopic therapy has success rates similar to those of surgery. With regard to the long-term results, fewer data are available, particularly concerning forms of treatment including percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) as an additional tool. The present study was aimed at allowing evaluation of the short and long… CONTINUE READING
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