Transhepatic placement of an enteral stent to treat jaundice in a tumor recurrence obstructed afferent loop after a whipple procedure.

Abstract

Tumour recurrence that obstructs the afferent limb, blocking outflow of bile and pancreatic juice, constitutes a major clinical problem after a Whipple procedure. The endoscopic route is often not a possible alternative. Surgery may be difficult and perhaps dangerous to the often very sick patient and decompression with fine bore catheters may lead to… (More)

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