Percutaneous management of biliary emergencies

Kent T. Sato*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Most biliary emergencies can be classified as either infectious or obstructive Infectious complications include acute cholecystitis and cholangitis. Many of these can be treated either surgically or endoscopically, but in some instances, less-invasive percutaneous techniques can be utilized to successfully treat these conditions. Obstructive complications, especially in the setting of liver transplant, can be serious if not treated quickly. Percutaneous drainage is sometimes the only acceptable treatment alternative for these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-257
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2006


  • Biliary obstruction
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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