Thirty-eight patients with carcinoma of the bile ducts were studied by PTC and ERCP. These instrumental procedures permit at present a precise and complete diagnosis. In 22 cases (57.9%) the association of a lithiasis was evidenced. The application of a percutaneous transhepatic drainage after PTC in cases of stricture further supports the diagnostic accuracy by the cytologic examination and culture of the bile collected from drainages.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Surgical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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