Verification of the oncologic inferiority of percutaneous biliary drainage to endoscopic drainage: A propensity score matching analysis of resectable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.

@article{Komaya2017VerificationOT,
  title={Verification of the oncologic inferiority of percutaneous biliary drainage to endoscopic drainage: A propensity score matching analysis of resectable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.},
  author={Kenichi Komaya and T Ebata and Y Yokoyama and Tsuyoshi Igami and Gen Sugawara and Takashi Mizuno and Junpei Yamaguchi and Masato Nagino},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={161 2},
  pages={394-404}
}
BACKGROUND Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage is an established biliary drainage method but is associated with a potential risk of seeding metastasis. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate whether percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage really increases seeding metastasis and worsens the postoperative survival in patients with resectable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS Patients who underwent resection for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma after percutaneous… CONTINUE READING