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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Bile duct neoplasms
- Biliary drainage
- Intra-operative ultrasonography
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