Nov 1, 2007

Stent implantation through rendezvous technique of PTBD and ERCP: the treatment of obstructive jaundice

Journal of Digestive Diseases
Ying Di LiuFeng Chun Cai


To study the technical method and clinical value of stent implantation through the rendezvous technique of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with obstructive jaundice. Thirty-six patients with obstructive jaundice underwent the rendezvous technique of PTBD and ERCP after initially unsuccessful ERCP. The procedure of 36 cases were all successful. Sixteen cases underwent PTBD drainage from the bile duct through the right lobe approach and in 20 cases the left lobe approach was used. The one-stage procedure involved in the rendezvous technique of PTBD and ERCP was successful in 23 cases, while the other 13 cases underwent PTBD first and then rendezvous ERCP the next time. The serum total bilirubin 4 days later had decreased by 44.75%, and direct bilirubin had decreased by 45.61%. The main complication was infection of the bile duct. Stent implantation using the rendezvous technique of PTBD and ERCP is a new and feasible method to treat obstructive jaundice after initially unsuccessful ERCP. This may be of considerable value in clinical practice.

Mentioned in this Paper

Serum Total Bilirubin Measurement
Jaundice, Obstructive
Bilirubin, Direct Measurement
Stent, Device
Retrograde Degeneration
Bilirubin, (4E,15E)-Isomer
Blastocyst Implantation, Natural

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