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Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography in the management of obstructive jaundice

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Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography studies were successfully performed on 14 patients with obstructive jaundice. This is a valuable technique and gives much information regarding the location, extent and characteristics of lesions that obstruct bile ducts.

Management of obstructive jaundice is always difficult and reliable clinical assessment as to the cause of the biliary obstruction is often not possible. Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography may give a precise pathologic diagnosis before operation, or make surgical exploration avoidable. In spite of potential complications, it is a useful procedure essential for the management of difficult cases of obstructive jaundice.

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Legge, D.A., Hennessy, T. Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography in the management of obstructive jaundice. IJMS 144, 30–43 (1975).

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