Association of preoperative biliary stenting with increased postoperative infectious complications in proximal cholangiocarcinoma
Bile Duct Neoplasms
Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic
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.