Endoscopic biliary drainage leads to high technical success rate in HCC

Clinicians may be able to safely perform endoscopic biliary drainage for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with jaundice and liver dysfunction with a high technical success rate, according to a study in BMC Gastroenterology.“[Child–Pugh] class C is an important predictor of the effectiveness of endoscopic biliary drainage in HCC patients with liver dysfunction with or without cholangitis,” Akihiro Matsumi, MD, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and colleaguesRead More

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