Technique for replacement of accidentally removed percutaneous biliary drainage catheter
A simple technique for replacement of accidentally removed percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage catheters is described. It requires no special catheters or wires and can be performed with material generally available in any angiographic suite.
Key wordsPercutaneous biliary drainage Catheter replacement Obstructive jaundice
- 1.Gordon RL, Oleaga JA, Ring EJ, Freiman DB, Funaro AH: Replacing the “fallen out” catheter.Radiology 134:537, 1980Google Scholar
- 2.Smith R: Hepaticojejunostomy with transhepatic intubation. A technique for very high strictures of the hepatic ducts.Br J Surg 51:186–194, 1964Google Scholar
- 3.Cameron JL, Skinner DB, Zuidema GD: Long-term transhepatic intubation for hilar hepatic duct strictures.Ann Surg 183:488–495, 1976Google Scholar