Benefits of endoscopic drainage for external bile leakage after cholecystectomy

Toshin Takashima, Saburo Nakazawa, Kazuo Inui, Jyunji Yoshino, Takao Wakabayashi, Kazumu Okushima, Takashi Kobayashi, Yuta Nakamura, Hiroshi Ukai

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Abstract

We reported the benefits of Endoscopic Nasobiliary Drainage (ENBD) for external bile leakage after cholecystectomy. We performed ENBD in seven patients with postoperative bile leakage. Six of seven patients (85.7%) were successfully treated within 10days. One patient was failed to be cannulated into common bile duct and repeat surgery was performed. We could evaluate successful drainage from a point of view of the bile volume of the leakage and ENBD during the first two days. It is useful that the side hole at the tip of drainage tube is placed at the proximal of the fistula. ENBD is considerd the first choice of treatment for external bile leakage after cholecystectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1347-1348
Number of pages2
JournalGASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY
Volume42
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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