What are the catheter-related complications of acute cholangitis?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Timothy M Scott, DO; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Catheter-related problems in patients treated with percutaneous or endoscopic drainage include the following:

  • Bleeding (intra-abdominally or percutaneously)

  • Catheter-related sepsis

  • Fistulae

  • Bile leak (intraperitoneally or percutaneously


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