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  • 2017-12-15

Transhepatic percutaneous biliary tract drainage

Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2017;17(12). URL:
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Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage is an effective method for the primary or palliative treatment of many biliary strictures. It is a procedure which includes the cannulation of an intrahepatic biliary tree using image-guided wire and catheter manipulation, and placement of a tube or stent for external and/or internal drainage. This video shows this technique applied in a patient with a pancreatic tumor. This is the case of an 80-year-old male patient with signs of jaundice and a diagnosis of intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile duct dilatation and pancreatic tumor. A transhepatic percutaneous biliary tract drainage was the therapeutic strategy.