Segment III cholangio-enteric anastomosis was performed in 17 patients with obstructive jaundice due to unresectable malignancies at the porta hepatis. The operative mortality was 6% (1/17) and morbidity 30% (5/17). More than 50% fall in bilirubin level with symptomatic improvement in pruritus was seen in 13 patients. Three patients had 25%-50% fall in bilirubin level. This procedure is safe and effective in palliation of unresectable hilar obstruction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - Apr 1992|
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