Double versus single T-tube drainage for frank cysto-biliary communication in patients with hepatic cystic echinococcosis: A retrospective cohort study with median 11 years follow-up [post]

2020 unpublished
Partial peri-cystectomy is one of the major surgical approaches for hepatic cystic echinococcosis (CE) and has been practiced in most centers worldwide. Cysto-biliary communication (fistula, leakage, rupture) is a problematic issue in CE patients. T-tube is a useful technique in situations where exploration and decompression are needed for common bile duct (CBD), however, postoperative biliary complications for cystic cavity still remains to be studied in depth. Materials and Methods: A
more » ... Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis of CE cases in our single center database from 2007 March to 2012 December was performed. Patients (n=51) were divided into two cohorts: double T-tube drainage (one at CBD for decompression and one at the fistula for sustaining in cystic cavity, n=23) group and single T-tube drainage cohort (only one at CBD for decompression, n=28). Short-/long-term postoperative complication focusing on biliary system was recorded in detail and they were followed-up for median 11 years.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:xhzcirfllncvhbrz2v6y47bdqq