CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 383–385 | Cite as

Bile Duct Disruption Following Radiofrequency Ablation: Successful Repair Using a Covered Stent

  • Philip M. Thompson
  • Christopher M.B. HareEmail author
  • William R. Lees


Persistent biliary leaks, whether iatrogenic or secondary to malignancy, often present a difficult management problem. Recent reports have suggested a role for covered metallic stents in this context. We describe the successful use of a covered stent to seal a persistent biliary leak following radiofrequency ablation of colorectal liver metastases.

Radiofrequency ablation—Bile ducts—Stents and prostheses—Leakage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip M. Thompson
    • 1
  • Christopher M.B. Hare
    • 1
    Email author
  • William R. Lees
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMiddlesex HospitalLondon W1N 8AAU.K

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