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Transpapillary bile duct drainage with a large-caliber endoprosthesis.

Authors
  • Kautz, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Endoscopy
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1983
Volume
15
Issue
5
Pages
312–315
Identifiers
PMID: 6628340
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A new method for transpapillary bile duct drainage by means of a large-caliber endoprosthesis is described. It facilitates the transpapillary introduction of endoprostheses with an internal diameter of 3.5 to 5 mm irrespective of the actual diameter of the duodenoscope instrument channel. The method has been successfully employed in 6 out of 8 patients with malignant obstructive jaundice, uncomplicated by cholangitis. It offers an acceptable alternative to palliative surgical biliodigestive anastomosis.

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