Biliary and pancreatic stents

Lehel Somogyi, Ram Chuttani, Joseph Croffie, James DiSario, Julia Liu, Daniel S. Mishkin, Raj Shah, William Tierney, Louis M. Wong Kee Song, Bret T. Petersen

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Plastic biliary stents are easy to insert, inexpensive, easily removed, and effective for a wide variety of indications. Metal stent placement can be justified for patients with inoperable cancer who are expected to survive ≥6 months. Metal stents are currently not approved for benign disorders. Pancreatic stents have gained acceptance for management of several benign pancreatic conditions and reduction of post-ERCP pancreatitis in high-risk patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)910-919
Number of pages10
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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