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Portal vein occlusion after biliary metal stent placement in hilar cholangiocarcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20485610     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute symptomatic portal vein obstruction related to biliary stenting is an extremely rare but life-threatening complication. This usually occurs in patients with either tumor invasion into the portal vein or pre-existing portal vein thrombus. Therefore, the portal vein should be carefully evaluated before placing a biliary metallic stent in such patients. We describe a case of acute portal vein obstruction after placing metallic biliary stents in a patient with a periductal-infiltrating type of hilar cholangiocarcinoma.
Authors:
Kyung Hee Woo; Jin Bae Kim; Yoon Jung Chang; Hyo Jung Kim; Il Hyun Baek; Jin Seok Ko; Ji Young Woo; Hong Dae Kim; Myung Seok Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gut and liver     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2005-1212     ISO Abbreviation:  Gut Liver     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-20     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101316452     Medline TA:  Gut Liver     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-50     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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