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Expectant management of patients with unilateral hepatic duct stricture and liver atrophy.
  1. N S Hadjis,
  2. D Carr,
  3. I Blenkharn,
  4. L Banks,
  5. R Gibson,
  6. L H Blumgart


    Three patients with postcholecystectomy unilateral hepatic duct stricture and subsequent liver atrophy were treated conservatively, with a successful outcome of up to three years follow up. A better understanding of the pathophysiological sequelae of segmental hepatic duct obstruction suggests that in such circumstances reconstructive surgery, with its attendant risks, may not invariably be necessary.

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