Percutaneous management of bile-plug syndrome: a case report


DUMAN L. , BÜYÜKYAVUZ B. İ. , AKÇAM M. , KÖROĞLU M., TEPELİ H.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.46, no.12, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.09.053
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Keywords: Bile-plug syndrome, Percutaneous intervention, Infant, OBSTRUCTIVE JAUNDICE, CHOLESTASIS, EXPERIENCE, INFANTS

Abstract

Bile-plug syndrome is defined as an obstruction of the common bile duct by bile sludge in fullterm infants. It is a correctable cause of obstructive jaundice in infants and is generally treated surgically. Here, we present a case of a 5-month-old infant with bile-plug syndrome, which was treated by percutaneous biliary interventions. To the best of our knowledge, percutaneous treatment of bile-plug syndrome is reported for the first time in an infant. This minimal invasive treatment modality may be a useful alternative to surgery in infants with bile-plug syndrome. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.