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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.
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
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
PubMed id: 25198957
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