Transhepatic placement of a metallic biliary stent for internal drainage of persistent liver abscesses was performed in 9 patients (males; median age, 65 years; range, 57–82 years) with refractory liver abscess. The median follow-up period was 2.8 months (range, 0.4–50.3 months). Technical success was achieved in all cases without any major complications. Clinical success, defined as the removal of the drainage tube without recurrent symptoms of infection, was achieved in 8 cases. Median duration until removal of the drainage tube from stent placement was 7 days (range, 0–36).
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine