Postoperative bile duct strictures

  • Gottumukkala S. Raju

Opinion statement

  • The management of patients with postoperative biliary stricture is a challenging problem that spans across several disciplines.

  • A team approach involving endoscopists, interventional radiologists, and biliary surgeons is crucial for the successful management of individuals with this complex problem.

  • Hepaticojejunostomy is the therapy of choice. Prolonged stenting, either through the percutaneous route or through the endoscopic retrograde route, is an alternative.

  • Stricture recurrence is not infrequent and requires lifelong follow-up.


Bile Duct Common Bile Duct Balloon Dilation Hepatic Duct Clinical Pathway 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gottumukkala S. Raju
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of GastroenterologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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