Indications for PTBD

Indications for PTBD

  • • Unsuccessful endoscopic drainage
  • • Biliary obstruction at or above the level of the porta hepatis
  • • Biliary obstruction following biliary-enteric anastomosis
  • • Bile duct injuries after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

The most common of these indications is failed endoscopic drainage for any reason.

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