Percutaneous transhepatic insertion of a permanent endoprosthesis in obstructive lesions of the extrahepatic bile ducts

A Teflon endoprosthesis for permanent bile drainage was inserted in 13 patients following percutaneous transhepatic puncture and catheterization of the bile duct system. Twelve patients had extrahepatic cholestasis because of a malignant tumor, whereas one patient had chronic inflammation involving the hepatoduodenal ligament (secondary to Crohn's disease… CONTINUE READING