Gastrointest Interv.  2018 Jul;7(2):85-87. 10.18528/gii180021.

Percutaneous placement of self-expandable metallic stents in patients with obstructive jaundice due to hepatocellular carcinoma

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. summersonrad@naver.com

Abstract

"Icteric type hepatoma" is a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with tumor invasion to the bile duct (bile duct tumor thrombus, BDTT) causing obstructive jaundice. Effective and long-term decompression of the bile duct is essential for the palliative treatment for the patients. Percutaneous self-expandable metallic stent placement is a well-established treatment for palliating patients with an inoperative malignant biliary obstruction. This article reviews the treatment of percutaneous placement of self-expandable metallic stents for the management of obstructive jaundice caused by HCC.

Keyword

Bile ducts; Carcinoma, hepatocellular; Jaundice; Stents

MeSH Terms

Bile Ducts
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular*
Decompression
Humans
Jaundice
Jaundice, Obstructive*
Palliative Care
Stents*
Thrombosis
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