The majority of patients with malignant hilar obstruction have an unresectable tumor. Thus an effective palliation of obstructive jaundice is the main therapeutic goal and can be achieved by either surgical or non- surgical procedures. One hundred twenty-nine consecutive patients with proximal biliary stricture, admitted to our institution, were retrospectively reviewed. Thirty patients underwent surgical bypass, with 30-day mortality and morbidity rates of 10% and 23%, respectively. Median survival time was 41 weeks. Twenty-six patients were treated by percutaneous stenting, with 30- day mortality and morbidity rates of 15% and 19%, respectively. Median survival time was 19 weeks. Endoscopic palliation was performed in 73 patients, with 30-day mortality and morbidity rates of 5% and 18%, respectively. Median survival time was 27 weeks. Although the differences among the three groups of patients were not statistically significant, a lower morbidity rate in patients treated by endoscopic stenting was shown.

Changing attitudes in the palliation of proximal malignant biliary obstruction

Coppola R;
1993-01-01

Abstract

The majority of patients with malignant hilar obstruction have an unresectable tumor. Thus an effective palliation of obstructive jaundice is the main therapeutic goal and can be achieved by either surgical or non- surgical procedures. One hundred twenty-nine consecutive patients with proximal biliary stricture, admitted to our institution, were retrospectively reviewed. Thirty patients underwent surgical bypass, with 30-day mortality and morbidity rates of 10% and 23%, respectively. Median survival time was 41 weeks. Twenty-six patients were treated by percutaneous stenting, with 30- day mortality and morbidity rates of 15% and 19%, respectively. Median survival time was 19 weeks. Endoscopic palliation was performed in 73 patients, with 30-day mortality and morbidity rates of 5% and 18%, respectively. Median survival time was 27 weeks. Although the differences among the three groups of patients were not statistically significant, a lower morbidity rate in patients treated by endoscopic stenting was shown.
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