US guided biliary drainage during hepatopancreatico-jejunostomy for diffuse bile duct carcinoma

Guido Torzilli, Masatoshi Makuuchi, Yutaka Komatsu, Tamaki Noie, Hideki Abe, Takashi Kobayashi, Keiichi Kubota, Tadatoshi Takayama

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Abstract

Liver failure is one of the principal causes of post-operative morbidity and mortality after major hepatectomy for diffuse bile duct cancer. To prevent this complication, biliary decompression must be guaranteed before and during the operation. If a nasobiliary catheter is positioned pre-operatively, biliary drainage can be maintained during hepatopancreato-duodenectomy by introducing a transhepatic drain under sonographic guidance. This original technique is described herein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-866
Number of pages4
JournalHepato-Gastroenterology
Volume46
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Bile duct neoplasms
  • Biliary drainage
  • Intra-operative ultrasonography
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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