Sidney Wallace, MD | Authors




Commentary (Raijman/Wallace): Management of Malignant Biliary Obstruction: Nonoperative and Palliative Techniques

June 01, 1995

The first description of percutaneous biliary drainage in the United States appeared in 1965 [1]. The percutaneously placed catheters were left in the obstructed biliary tract for drainage for up to 5 days. Since then, biliary drainage techniques have advanced substantially, and options have proliferated. Now, the nonsurgical palliation of malignant biliary obstruction, accomplished either endoscopically or percutaneously, is a well-established therapeutic modality.