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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