Percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy for diagnosis and therapy of biliary diseases in older patients.


OBJECTIVE To describe the use of percutaneous cholangioscopy in older patients with complex diagnostic and therapeutic bile duct disorders. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENTS Fourteen patients with a mean age of 74 (SD +/- 9) years (range, 60-91 years) underwent percutaneous cholangioscopy. Eleven of these patients presented… (More)