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.
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|Publication status||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology