Bile duct stents: is there an increased rate of complications in patients receiving chemotherapy?

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine whether palliative chemotherapy accelerates the rate of biliary stent occlusion, in patients with a malignant biliary obstruction. Such treatment can induce neutropenia and increase the risk of bacterial sepsis. Overgrowth of bacteria within the bile of patients receiving chemotherapy could accelerate the rate of stent… (More)

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