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HPB Surgery
Volume 5 (1992), Issue 4, Pages 267-270
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1992/52618
Case Report

Radiation Stricture of the Biliary Ducts: An Emerging New Entity?

1Department of Surgery, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin 70300, Israel
2Department of Radiology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London, UK
3Department of Pathology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London, UK
4Department of Surgery, Kings Hospital, London, UK
5Dept. of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, 12175 York Av., New York 10021, New York, USA

Received 17 June 1991; Accepted 10 September 1991

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Two patients with stricture of the extrahepatic biliary tree are described. Both patients presented with a clinical picture of obstructive jaundice one to two years following radiotherapy for a malignant condition. As no recurrent tumour was detected in either of the patients the strictures were considered to be the result of radiation therapy. Bilio-enteric decompression was performed in both patients who are well at follow up one and ten years after the procedure.