The development of percutaneous transhepatic techniques of access to biliary tree with the fine needle made possible the wide diffusion of percutaneous biliary drainage. Results of 19 attempts of biliary drainage are presented; success rate in positioning external or external-internal drainage was 79% (92.3% in the last year). The technique employed is described and discussed comparing it with the methods proposed by other authors. Early therapeutic effects and long-term benefits on bilirubin levels and survival were good. Only 2 major complications were observed (hepatic abscess and biliary subcapsular cyst) but they did not require surgery. Cholangiocarcinomas and ilar hepatic metastases appeared to be elective indications to definitive palliative drainage, but pre-surgical or palliative drainage is also recommended in all cases of obstructive jaundice. Careful follow-up and check of patients with the biliary drainage improves the drainage function and reduces the complications.
|Titolo:||Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage in obstructive jaundice : report of 19 cases|
BELLOMI, MASSIMO (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||neoplasms ; cholestasis, intrahepatic ; cholestasis ; humans ; drainage ; biliary tract|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-1981|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|