[Biliary endoprosthesis using Gore-Tex covered expandable metallic stents: preliminary clinical evaluation].

@article{Saito1994BiliaryEU,
  title={[Biliary endoprosthesis using Gore-Tex covered expandable metallic stents: preliminary clinical evaluation].},
  author={Hiroya Saito and Yoichi Sakurai and Akio Takamura and K. Horio},
  journal={Nihon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai zasshi. Nippon acta radiologica},
  year={1994},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={180-2}
}
Six patients with biliary obstruction caused by pancreatic carcinoma were treated with Gore-Tex covered EMS. In all cases cholangioscopy revealed massive tumor in the bile duct lumen, but all stents expanded well and equalled the caliber of the bile duct. Slipping migration was observed in 2 patients, in whom external drainage catheters could not be removed. In the remaining 4 patients, re-obstruction was not observed during 1-12 months follow-up. Covered stents can avoid rapid obstruction and… CONTINUE READING