A novel antireflux metal stent for the palliation of biliary malignancies: a pilot feasibility study (with video).

@article{Hu2011ANA,
  title={A novel antireflux metal stent for the palliation of biliary malignancies: a pilot feasibility study (with video).},
  author={Bing Hu and Tian-tian Wang and Zhi-mei Shi and Shu-zhi Wang and Rui Lu and Ya-min Pan and Hui Huang and Shu-ping Wang},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={143-8}
}
BACKGROUND Antireflux stents that prevent duodenal biliary reflux may improve biliary drainage and prolong stent patency. However, the use of antireflux metal stents (ARMSs) in the human biliary system has not been reported. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ARMSs for the palliation of unresectable distal biliary malignancies. DESIGN AND SETTING A retrospective case series in a tertiary referral center. PATIENTS From August 2007 to April 2009, a total of 23 patients with… CONTINUE READING

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