Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangioscopy and Lithotripsy for Intrahepatic Biliary Stones and Sclerosing Cholangitis Secondary to Kasai Procedure for Biliary Atresia: A Case Report
Journal of Surgery
Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 41-45
Received: Apr. 1, 2019;
Accepted: Apr. 23, 2019;
Published: May 20, 2019
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Gkekas Ioannis, Department of Surgery, Karolinska Institute at Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Fagerström Niklas, Department of Surgery, Karolinska Institute at Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Waldthaler Alexander, Functional Unit GI Endoscopy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Laustsen Jesper, Functional Unit GI Endoscopy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Arnelo Urban, Department of Surgery, Karolinska Institute at Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
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The primary therapy for biliary atresia is a surgical hepatic portoenterostomy, known as Kasai procedure, which has been shown to reduce mortality. Patients that undergo this procedure often develop complications such as ascending cholangitis and biliary cirrhosis. In case of recurrent cholangitis, surgical revision and percutaneous biliary drainage are the most used techniques, while in rare cases endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been used. Here we report a case of a patient with intrahepatic lithiasis and secondary sclerosing cholangitis after Kasai procedure, successfully treated with percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy (PTCS)-assisted lithotripsy.
Biliary Atresia, Kasai Procedure, Lithotripsy, Sclerosing Cholangitis, Case Report
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Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangioscopy and Lithotripsy for Intrahepatic Biliary Stones and Sclerosing Cholangitis Secondary to Kasai Procedure for Biliary Atresia: A Case Report, Journal of Surgery.
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2019, pp. 41-45.
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