Percutaneous transhepatic balloon dilatation of benign bilioenteric strictures: long-term results in 110 patients.

@article{Bonnel2012PercutaneousTB,
  title={Percutaneous transhepatic balloon dilatation of benign bilioenteric strictures: long-term results in 110 patients.},
  author={Didier H Bonnel and Abe L Fingerhut},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={203 6},
  pages={675-83}
}
BACKGROUND Percutaneous transhepatic balloon dilatation is an alternative to surgery when benign bilioenteric strictures (BBES) are inaccessible to endoscopic treatment. Our primary objective was to report long-term patency of balloon-dilated BBES. METHODS A total of 110 consecutive patients with 155 BBES had percutaneous transhepatic complete drainage of all biliary territories, balloon dilatation, and catheter stenting. Intracorporeal electrohydraulic lithotripsy treated associated biliary… CONTINUE READING
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