Postsurgical Bile Leaks: Endoscopic Obliteration of the Transpapillary Pressure Gradient is Enough Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blood Coagulation Factors
  • Cesarean Section
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Pregnancy Outcome

abstract

  • These results confirm that endoscopic therapy is highly successful in the treatment of postoperative bile leaks and suggest that the mechanism of healing is the equalization of bile duct and duodenal pressures, allowing flow of bile into the duodenum. The endoscopic placement of short transpapillary stents without sphincterotomy is a temporary, effective, and technically simple method of pressure equalization. This should be considered as the primary therapy for most postoperative bile leaks.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1995.tb08131.x

PubMed ID

  • 8540501

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2128

end page

  • 33

volume

  • 90

number

  • 12