Left lobe of the liver: Percutaneous biliary drainage

S. L. Kaufman, S. Kadir, S. E. Mitchell, M. L. Kinnison, R. Chang

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Left-sided biliary drainage was performed in 89 of 678 (13%) patients undergoing percutaneous biliary drainage procedure during a 9-year period. The most common indication was Klatskin tumor, followed by sclerosing cholangitis, carcinoma of the gallbladder, postoperative benign stricture, and metastasis to the porta hepatis. Left-duct drainage was successful in 82 of the 89 patients (92%) in whom it was attempted. One patient sustained a major hemorrhage from a hepatic artery aneurysm, which was managed with transcatheter embolization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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