Aug 1, 1989

Transhepatic endoprosthesis and surgical anastomosis in the palliative treatment of bile duct obstructions

European Journal of Radiology
A SkjennaldR Kåresen

Abstract

Ninety-six patients with non-resectable malignant tumours occluding the bile duct were treated either with a transhepatic endoprosthesis (n = 60) or a surgical biliointestinal anastomosis (n = 36). The mean survival time for patients treated with a transhepatic endoprosthesis was 5.8 months, as compared with 8,1 months for patients treated surgically. The mortality rates in the first 30 days were 18% and 17% for patients treated anastomosis, respectively. We consider that this militates in favour of an endoprosthesis rather than surgery.

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Anatomical Anastomosis
Choledochostomy
Tumor Lysis Syndrome
Blood Loss, Surgical
Obstruction
Cholestasis
Bile Duct Structure
Anastomosis
Malignant Neoplasms
Cancer of Digestive System

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