TITLE

Newly Developed Fully Covered Metal Stent for Unresectable Malignant Biliary Stricture

AUTHOR(S)
Ito, Kei; Fujita, Naotaka; Noda, Yutaka; Kobayashi, Go; Obana, Takashi; Horaguchi, Jun; Koshita, Shinsuke; Kanno, Yoshihide; Ogawa, Takahisa; Kato, Yuhei; Yamashita, Yasunobu
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy;2010, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We herein report two patients with unresectable malignant biliary stricture who underwent stenting with a newly developed fully-covered metal stent. In the first case of lower-middle bile duct cancer, a stent was placed through the stenosis. In the second case of middle bile duct stricture due to lymph node metastases from gallbladder cancer, a stent was placed in the bile duct across the stenosis. No procedure-related complications were observed. Unevenness of the outer surface and a low shortening ratio are expected to lessen the occurrence of complications characteristic of covered metal stents such as stent migration and bile duct kinking.
ACCESSION #
57233867

 

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