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The novel use of a biodegradable stent placed by percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography for the treatment of a hepaticojejunostomy biliary leak following an extended left hepatectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy

Lookup NU author(s): John Moir, Jeremy French


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© 2014 Publishing Technology. A 61-year-old man presented with jaundice, and subsequently underwent an extended left hepatectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy for a cholangiocarcinoma invading the head of the pancreas. The patient developed sepsis due to a biliary leak at the hepaticojejunostomy. We describe the original use of a biodegradable stent, deployed via percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography into the Roux limb, resulting in good drainage and resolution of sepsis. The chief benefit of this procedure is the lack of need for subsequent removal as well as purported reduced biofilm accumulation. We believe this to be the first reported case of this type and the literature surrounding the subject is also discussed.

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Author(s): Jones L, Moir J, Brown C, Williams R, French JJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Year: 2014

Volume: 96

Issue: 6

Pages: e1-e3

Print publication date: 01/09/2014

Acceptance date: 01/03/2014

ISSN (print): 0035-8843

ISSN (electronic): 1478-7083

Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England


DOI: 10.1308/003588414X13946184901326

PubMed id: 25198957


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