Complications of Percutaneous Biliary Procedures

Heather Molina*, Maye M. Chan, Robert J. Lewandowski, Ahmed Gabr, Ahsun Riaz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Percutaneous biliary and gallbladder drainage is routinely performed by interventional radiology. These pathologies and techniques are well described in the literature and in this issue. The purpose of this review is to focus on the recognition and management of complications. Percutaneous biliary drains can have a variety of complications which can range from minor skin issues to more serious and complex bleeding issues. Advancements in imaging and techniques improve the safety profile of percutaneous biliary and gallbladder interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-372
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2021


  • biliary drains
  • biliary interventions
  • percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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