Cutaneous seeding of malignant tumours after insertion of percutaneous prosthesis for obstructive jaundice

Br J Surg. 1984 Sep;71(9):694-5. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800710916.


Three cases of cutaneous malignant deposits at the site of skin puncture for insertion of percutaneous biliary prosthesis are described. Tumour dissemination casts doubts on the value of percutaneous intubation of the biliary tree when preparing patients for curative resection of pancreatic or biliary tumours.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biliary Tract Neoplasms / complications
  • Cholestasis / etiology
  • Cholestasis / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Seeding*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Punctures
  • Skin Neoplasms / secondary*