Relationship of the carcinoma of bile ducts to cholelithiasis

M. Raule, A. Benevento, M. Colledan, U. Maggi, M. Marinoni

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-188
Number of pages8
JournalItalian Journal of Surgical Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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