percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage


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percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage

drainage of the biliary tree by the introduction of a catheter through the liver and into the biliary tree under radiological guidance. Also called percutaneous transhepatic cholangiodrainage.

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.
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Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage for the treatment of obstructive jaundice caused by metastases from nonbiliary and nonpancreatic cancers.
2) In rare but clearly documented cases, some metastatic lesions were cutaneously implanted following percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage.
Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage is used when endoscopic drainage is not possible due to tumour infiltration of the duodenum or ampulla or if the tumour involves the hepatic duct bifurcation.

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