Article Abstract

Biliary injuries after pancreatic surgery: interventional radiology management

Authors: Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Giovanna Gorga, Silvia Tortora, Maayan Avrilingi, Mario Petrillo, Anna Maria Ierardi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello


Bile duct injuries are among the most feared complications after pancreatic surgery. Most of these surgical complications are related to iatrogenic injuries and include bile leakage, biliary duct obstruction or stricture and infection. A wide range of Interventional Radiology treatment options are currently available. The options include percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC), percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD), percutaneous balloon dilatation and stenting, image-guided percutaneous abscess drainage. The purpose of this review is to describe the current evidence in this continuously evolving field.