Endoscopy 1980; 12(1): 8-11
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1021702

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Palliative Bile Duct Drainage - A New Endoscopic Method of Introducing a Transpapillary Drain

N. Soehendra, V. Reynders-Frederix
  • Surgical Department, University of Hamburg
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17 March 2008 (online)


An endoscopic method for placing an internal drain in the bile-duct is described. Compared to the nasobiliary suction-tube this method has the advantage that it guarantees the physiological flow of the bile into the duodenum, and that the patient is in no way inconvenienced. For high-risk or inoperable cases the method can be considered as an alternative to choledochoduodenostomy.