Cutaneous seeding of malignant tumours after insertion of percutaneous prosthesis for obstructive jaundice

P. J. Shorvon, Joseph Leung, M. Corcoran

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Three cases of cutaneous malignant deposits at the site of skin puncture for insertion of percutaneous biliary prosthesis are described. Tumour dissemination casts doubts on the value of percutaneous intubation of the biliary tree when preparing patients for curative resection of pancreatic or biliary tumours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)694-695
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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  • Surgery

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