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Nonoperative management of biliary obstruction.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annual Review of Medicine
0066-4219
Publisher
Annual Reviews
Publication Date
Volume
36
Pages
1–11
Identifiers
PMID: 3888048
Source
Medline

Abstract

Nonoperative therapy of biliary obstruction is a viable alternative to surgical therapy, particularly in patients with malignant obstruction, in whom prognosis is generally poor. Radiologic techniques can now define the extent and etiology of biliary obstruction, provide palliative drainage, and allow derivative nonoperative procedures to be performed. This chapter provides an introduction to the role the interventional radiologist may play in the therapy of patients with obstructive jaundice.

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