Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis: Disease Characteristics and Patterns of Recurrence

  title={Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis: Disease Characteristics and Patterns of Recurrence},
  author={Ye Xin Koh and Adrian Kah Heng Chiow and Aik Yong Chok and Lip Seng Lee and Siong San Tan and Salleh Ibrahim},
  booktitle={ISRN surgery},
Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis (RPC) is characterized by repeated infections of the biliary system with the formation of stones and strictures. The management aims are to treat acute cholangitis, clear the biliary ductal debris and calculi, and eliminate predisposing factors of bile stasis. Operative options include hepatectomy and biliary drainage procedures or a combination of both; nonoperative options include endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or percutaneous transhepatic… CONTINUE READING


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