Association of preoperative biliary stenting with increased postoperative infectious complications in proximal cholangiocarcinoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bile
  • Bile Duct Neoplasms
  • Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Preoperative Care
  • Stents

abstract

  • Preoperative biliary stenting in proximal cholangiocarcinoma increases the incidence of contaminated bile and postoperative infectious complications. Endoscopic stents frequently do not relieve jaundice in high biliary obstruction and are rarely indicated, especially in light of their high contamination rate.

publication date

  • March 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10088565

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 261

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 134

number

  • 3