Infective Complications

  • E. B. Helm
  • W. Stille


The different techniques of biliary drainage may be lifesaving by releasing biliary obstruction in certain patients - mainly those with biliary tumor (Wurbs and Classen 1977). Nevertheless, new techniques may lead to new types of complications (Bilbao et al. 1976; Davis et al. 1974; Koch 1979; Mason 1968; Silvis et al. 1976). The different methods for nonsurgical biliary drainage carry a marked risk of bacterial complications, mainly the development of septicemia (Helm et al. 1983).


Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biliary Drainage Biliary Obstruction Serratia Marcescens Proteus Mirabilis 
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  • W. Stille

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