New Interventional Procedures in the Abdomen

  • J. Lammer
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)


The further development of metal stents in the past years has made a major contribution to interventional radiology in the abdomen. Stents are used for the treatment of oesophageal or upper gastrointestinal stenoses, for transhepatic and endoscopic biliary drainage, for treatment of pancreatic duct stenoses, for transjugular intrahepatic portocaval shunts (TIPS), for distal ureteral stenoses and, in the vascular system for renal ostial stenoses and abdominal aortic aneurysms. In the following the current status of stents for percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD), TIPS and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) will be discussed.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Obstructive Jaundice Stent Graft Metal Stents 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Lammer
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  1. 1.Universität für RadiodiagnostikAllgemeines KrankenhausViennaAustria

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