Palliative bile duct drainage - a new endoscopic method of introducing a transpapillary drain

Endoscopy. 1980 Jan;12(1):8-11. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1021702.


An endoscopic method for placing an internal drain in the bile-duct is described. Compared to the nasobiliary suction-tube this method has the advantage that it guarantees the physiological flow of the bile into the duodenum, and that the patient is in no way inconvenienced. For high-risk or inoperable cases the method can be considered as an alternative to choledochoduodenostomy.

MeSH terms

  • Ampulla of Vater*
  • Bile / physiology
  • Bile Ducts*
  • Catheterization / methods*
  • Cholestasis / therapy*
  • Endoscopy*
  • Humans