J Med Assoc Thai 2000; 83 (2):169

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Modified Single Step Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage (MSSUGPTBD): Experience with 102 Patients
Rinsurongkawaong S Mail

Modified single step ultrasound guided percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage was
performed in 102 patients between 1993 and 1998 at the National Cancer Institute, Bangkok
with successfully placed drainage tubes in the dilated bile ducts. The advantages of this technique
are single step puncture without major complication or bleeding, reduction of radiation exposure,
capability for bile duct selection and time saving.
Key word : Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage, Ultrasound X-ray Guidance

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