Treatment of malignant biliary obstruction by combined percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage with local tumor treatment

@article{Qian2006TreatmentOM,
  title={Treatment of malignant biliary obstruction by combined percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage with local tumor treatment},
  author={Xiao-jun Qian and Ren-you Zhai and Ding-ke Dai and Ping Yu and Li Gao},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          331-5
        }
}
AIM To evaluate the utility of local tumor therapy combined with percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) for malignant obstructive biliary disease. METHODS A total of 233 patients with malignant biliary obstruction were treated in our hospital with PTBD by placement of metallic stents and/or plastic tubes. After PTBD, 49 patients accepted brachytherapy or extra-radiation therapy or arterial infusion chemotherapy. The patients were followed up with clinical and radiographic… CONTINUE READING

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