A Survival Analysis of Patients with Malignant Biliary Strictures Treated by Percutaneous Metallic Stenting

Percutaneous metal stenting is an accepted palliative treatment for malignant biliary obstruction. Nevertheless, factors predicting survival are not known. Seventy-six patients with inoperable malignant biliary obstruction were treated with percutaneous placement of metallic stents. Twenty patients had non-hilar lesions. Fifty-six patients had hilar lesions… CONTINUE READING