Palliative surgical treatment of patients, suffering proximal tumoral affection of biliary ducts and the jaundice syndrome

Keywords: obturation jaundice; Klatskin tumor; external-internal suprapapillary cholangiostomy; transcutaneous transhepatic antegrade endobiliary stenting; endoscopic retrograde biliary stenting; cholangitis; life span.


Objective. To compare the efficacy of methods of miniinvasive palliative treatment of malignant hilar strictures with the jaundice syndrome.

Materials and methods. Into the investigation 71 patients, suffering proximal obturation jaundice of tumoral genesis, were included. The patients were divided into three Groups: Group I - 26 patients, to whom external-internal suprapapillary cholangiostomy was done; Group II - 28 patients, in whom transcutaneous transhepatic antegrade endobiliary stenting was performed; Group III -17 patients, to whom endoscopic retrograde biliary stenting was accomplished.

Results. Technical success in all the Groups have constituted 100%; clinical one - in 94.0%: in Group I - 96.2%, in Group II - 89.3%, and in group III - 82.4% (p>0.05). In Group I general rate of morbidity was lesser, including cholangitis and pancreatitis. The duration of cholangitis was lesser as well. Cumulative survival were the highest in Group of patients, to whom external-internal suprapapillary cholangiostomy was performed (135 days at average), while the least one - in Group of the patients, in whom endoscopic retrograde biliary stenting was done (90,6 days). In Group of patients, to whom transcutaneous transhepatic antegrade endobiliary stenting was performed, this index have constitited 101.2 days.

Conclusion. In proximal strictures of biliary ducts of tumoral genesis on background of jaundice the priority method of palliative treatment must be external-internal suprapapillary cholangiostomy, while the second-line of surgical treatment must constitute transcutaneous transhepatic antegrade endobiliary stenting. Endoscopic retrograde biliary stenting owes the lowest priority.

Author Biographies

Ya. M. Susak, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv

Susak Yaroslav Mikhaylovich, MD, DSci(Med), professor
Department of surgery with emergency and vascular surgery,
Bogomolets National Medical University,
13 T. Shevchenko blvd, Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine;
+38 (044) 234-92-76;
+38 (067) 233 39 65

R. Ya. Palytsya, National Military Medical Clinical Centre «The Main Military Clinical Hospital», Kyiv

Palytsya Roman Yaroslavovich, MD, surgeon
Main military clinical hospital,
Hospitalnay Str., Kyiv, 01601,
+38 (097)788 83 72

L. Yu. Markulan, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv

Markulan Leonid Yuriyovych, MD, PhD, associate professor
Department of surgery with emergency and vascular surgery,
Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv,
13 T. Shevchenko blvd, Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine;
+38 (044) 234-92-76; phone:
+38 (067) 745 00 14

O. O. Dyrda, Kyiv’s Municipal Clinical Hospital of Emergent Help

Dyrda Oleksandr Olegovich, MD, PhD, surgeon
Kyiv City Clinical Emergency Hospital,
Bratislavskay str. 3, Kyiv, 02136, Ukraine,
+38 (097)740 8533


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Susak, Y. M., Palytsya, R. Y., Markulan, L. Y., & Dyrda, O. O. (2020). Palliative surgical treatment of patients, suffering proximal tumoral affection of biliary ducts and the jaundice syndrome. Klinicheskaia Khirurgiia, 87(11-12), 40-47.
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