Rib erosion: Late complication of long-standing biliary drainage catheters

A. Severini, M. Bellomi, G. Cozzi, L. Bellegotti, A. Lattuada

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Abstract

Complications at the level of the thoracic wall during biliary drainage are rare. Two cases of rib erosion manifested more than 15 months after insertion of a percutaneous drainage catheter are reported. The contact of the catheter with the ribs and the extension to the periosteum and bony tissue of granulomatous processes are discussed as pathogenetic mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology
Volume150
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Severini, A., Bellomi, M., Cozzi, G., Bellegotti, L., & Lattuada, A. (1984). Rib erosion: Late complication of long-standing biliary drainage catheters. Radiology, 150(3), 666.