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Palliative Bile Duct Drainage - A New Endoscopic Method of Introducing a Transpapillary Drain
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.
Obstructive jaundice - Transpapillary drainage - Endoscopic treatment