Long-term results of percutaneous biliary balloon dilation treatment for benign hepaticojejunostomy strictures: are repeated balloon dilations necessary?

@article{Kucukay2012LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of percutaneous biliary balloon dilation treatment for benign hepaticojejunostomy strictures: are repeated balloon dilations necessary?},
  author={Fahrettin Kucukay and Rıza Sarper Okten and Mehmet S. Yurdakul and Ensar Ozdemir and Seda Erat and Erkan Parlak and Selçuk Dişibeyaz and Ilter Ozer and Erdal Birol Bostanci and Tulay Olcer and Muharrem Tola},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={1347-55; quiz 1357}
}
PURPOSE To determine the safety, efficacy, and long-term results of percutaneous biliary balloon dilation (PBBD) of benign hepaticojejunostomy strictures and evaluate the necessity of repeated PBBD in this setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS PBBD was performed after traversing hepaticojejunostomy strictures in 89 patients (40 male, 49 female; age range, 19-84 y; mean age ± SD, 54.5 y ± 14.0), who were divided into three groups: group I (one satisfactory initial PBBD; n = 41), group II (two or more… CONTINUE READING