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Bile duct obstruction due to portal biliopathy in extrahepatic portal hypertension: surgical management.

Authors
  • Chaudhary, A
  • Dhar, P
  • Sarin, S K
  • Sachdev, A
  • Agarwal, A K
  • Vij, J C
  • Broor, S L
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of surgery
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1998
Volume
85
Issue
3
Pages
326–329
Identifiers
PMID: 9529484
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Symptomatic biliary obstruction in patients with extrahepatic portal hypertension may be relieved by a portasystemic shunt. Rarely biliary bypass may be required and is rendered safer by previous portasystemic shunting to decompress the pericholedochal varices. A direct approach to the biliary tract without a preliminary shunt may be hazardous and is frequently unnecessary.

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