Digestive Disease Interventions 2017; 01(01): 028-035
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1599254
Review Article
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Percutaneous Management of Benign and Postoperative Biliary Strictures

Haibo Shao
1   Department of Interventional Radiology, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China
2   Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Ronald S Arellano
2   Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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Publication History

14 November 2016

30 January 2017

Publication Date:
14 March 2017 (online)


Biliary strictures are an uncommon yet challenging clinical problem. They are often iatrogenic in nature, usually the consequence of hepatobiliary surgery. Although the etiology may be benign, the clinical consequences, if unrecognized, can progress to ascending cholangitis, sepsis, and hepatic abscesses. Optimal treatment requires expertise and input from multiple specialties, including gastroenterology, surgery, infectious disease, and interventional radiology. Currently, available interventional techniques play a critical role in the management of patients with benign biliary strictures.

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