Surgery or EUS-guided choledochoduodenostomy for malignant distal biliary obstruction after ERCP failure

@inproceedings{Artifon2015SurgeryOE,
  title={Surgery or EUS-guided choledochoduodenostomy for malignant distal biliary obstruction after ERCP failure},
  author={Everson L. A. Artifon and Jarbas Faraco Maldonado Loureiro and Todd Huntley Baron and Kaie Fernandes and Michel Kahaleh and Fernando P Marson},
  booktitle={Endoscopic ultrasound},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the method of choice for drainage in patients with distal malignant biliary obstruction, but it fails in up to 10% of cases. Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) and surgical bypass are the traditional drainage alternatives. This study aimed to compare technical and clinical success, quality of life, and survival of surgical biliary bypass or hepaticojejunostomy (HJT) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS… CONTINUE READING