percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage


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percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage

GI disease A type of percutaneous transhepatic cholangiophy that provides nonsurgical decompression of obstructed bile ducts Pros ↓ mortality, hospital stay Indications Symptomatic relief of biliary duct obstruction due to advanced malignancy; preop in jaundiced Pts to improve liver function and prevent bleeding. See Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. Cf Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage in patients with advanced solid malignancies: Prognostic factors and clinical outcomes.
Subcutaneous implantation metastasis of a cholangiocarcinoma of the bile duct after percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage. Eur Radiol 1997; 7:259-61.
All patients had undergone percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) procedure.
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The reported incidence rate of recurrent jaundice requiring re-intervention after percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage ranges between 10% and 30%.

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