Balloon dilatation of benign biliary strictures

E. Salomonowitz, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, G. Lund

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Abstract

Percutaneous transhepatic balloon dilatation of benign postoperative biliary strictures was performed in 6 patients. The procedure was curative in 1 patient. These findings indicate the need for repeated long-term, high-pressure dilatation of these strictures, using an inflation device and pressure gauge. Large catheters should be left in place as stents. Early non-surgical management may improve the salvage rate of this surgical complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume151
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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