Biliary stents

Joseph Leung, Alan Chin

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Endoscopic stenting has become the standard method for biliary drainage. Plastic and self-expandable metal stents are produced in a variety of materials, lengths, and configurations, and the choice of biliary stent varies with the clinical indication and the cholangiographic findings. This article reviews the design of different biliary stents, addresses technical issues in the selection and placement of stents, and discusses management of stent occlusion and migration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-171
Number of pages8
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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