Original article

Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 688-690

Transhepatic contemporary palliation of biliary and duodenal stenoses by means of metallic stents

  • G. CozziAffiliated withGastrointestinal Radiology Operative Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori Email author 
  • , F. ChiaraviglioAffiliated withRadiologic Science Institute
  • , G. BonfantiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Colo-Rectal Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori
  • , E. M. CivelliAffiliated withGastrointestinal Radiology Operative Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori

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Abstract

We describe the treatment of a stenosing lesion of the horizontal duodenum by means of a large-bore metallic stent inserted percutaneously in a patient with transhepatic biliary drainage. In the same session, we used an expandable metallic stent in the biliary tree to relieve jaundice. We recommend the transhepatic approach for duodenal metallic stent insertion in patients with percutaneous biliary drainage.

Upper gastrointestinal strictures Gastrointestinal interventions Enteral stents Metallic stents Enteral feeding