Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 7

Failed ERCP in Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma with Obstructive Jaundice and Cholangitis: An Alternative Approach

Amit Sahu1* and Arpita Sahu2

1Fellowship Interventional NeuroRadiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, India
2Fellowship in NeuroImaging, India

*Corresponding Author: Amit Sahu, Fellowship Interventional NeuroRadiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, India.

Received: May 12, 2020; Published: July 01, 2020



Cholangiocarcinoma accounting for 2% of all human malignancies is a rare malignant neoplasm of the biliary tract epithelium. Early stages, being asymptomatic, may go unnoticed and by the time it manifests, the disease process is advanced and usually unresectable. The most common presentation is obstructive jaundice with a lot them progressing to biliary sepsis, septicemia, liver failure and death. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are ineffective in inoperable tumors. Biliary drainage, either endoscopic or percutaneous, remains the mainstay of palliation in these tumors. Endoscopic cannulation retrogradely across the tumor tissue is difficult and may often prove futile. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and biliary stenting is a viable, rewarding palliative option with high technical success and low complication rates.

Keywords: Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Stenting; Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage; PTBD; Failed ERCP; Cholangiocarcinoma; Malignant Biliary Obstruction



Citation: Amit Sahu and Arpita Sahu. “Failed ERCP in Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma with Obstructive Jaundice and Cholangitis: An Alternative Approach". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.7 (2020): 54-56.


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