Percutaneously placed biliary stents in the management of malignant biliary obstruction

Donald P. Harrington, Klemens H. Barth, Willis C. Maddrey, Stephen L. Kaufman, John L. Cameron

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The malagement of malignant obstruction of the biliary tree is difficult and often unsuccessful. Advances in the technique of percutaneous transhepatic catheterization have made possible the nonoperativeiinternal drainage of obstructed lesions. We report successful decompression of ten patients with unresectable biliary neoplasms using percutaneously placed internal biliary stents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-857
Number of pages9
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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