Hepatobiliary (Liver)


Blocked Bile Ducts -PTC

Ideal for patients who have conditions that cause blocked bile ducts:

  • inflammation of the pancreas or bile ducts
  • tumours – pancreatic cancer, gallbladder, bile duct, liver or enlarged lymph nodes due to a variety of different tumours
  • gallstones, either in the gallbladder or in the bile ducts
  • injury to the bile ducts during surgery
  • infection


  • No surgical incision is required – only a small nick in the skin that does not need to be stitched closed.
  • Additional risks of open surgery are avoided.
  • Shorter hospital stay than that of open surgery.
  • Recovery time is significantly shorter than open surgery.

Embolisation of liver tumours

"String of beads" appearance to right renal artery from Fibromuscular dysplasia: a cause of high blood pressure. The patient responded well to angioplasty