Endoscopic stenting for selected cases of biliary fistula after hepatic hydatid surgery


Akcakaya A. , SAHIN M., KARAKELLEOGLU A., OKAN I.

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, vol.20, no.9, pp.1415-1418, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00464-005-0572-0
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1415-1418

Abstract

Background: Biliary fistula develops in 4%-28% of patients after hepatic hydatid disease (HHD) surgery. Although endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) are helpful in the treatment of this complication, persistent fistulas may occur. We therefore conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy of encloscopic biliary stenting in the treatment of biliary fistulas after HHD.