Palliation of malignant obstructive jaundice.
Dig Dis Sci. 2009 Jun;54(6):1184-98
Authors: Garcea G, Ong SL, Dennison AR, Berry DP, Maddern GJ
Peri-ampullary and hepatic malignancies will frequently present with obstructive jaundice. For unresectable tumors, effective and lasting decompression of the biliary tree is essential to improve quality of life and survival. An overview of present treatment modalities for palliation of obstructive jaundice is provided, including a systematic review of the English literature regarding the optimum choice of palliation.
PMID: 18770035 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]