Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage Outcome at Tertiary Care Centre of North India
Aims: The aim of this study is to know the feasibility and outcome of ultrasound-guided percutaneous transhepatic biliary
drainage (PTBD) at tertiary care center of North India.
Materials and Methods: This is a prospective observational study conducted on patients affected by biliary tree obstruction
with jaundice referred to department of radiodiagnosis for management of obstructive jaundice. Procedure (PTBD) has been
performed by single step puncturing the biliary system under ultrasound guidance.
Results: 110 patients affected by biliary tree obstruction were included in this study. The biliary obstruction was malignant
in 102 and benign in eight cases. Technical success considered as positioning of a drainage tube into the biliary tree by only
ultrasound guidance and single step puncture was 100%.
Conclusions: Only ultrasound guidance to access the biliary tree and single step puncture of bile duct for PTBD was a safe,
low cost, and effective technique for the management of obstructive biliary pathology.
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