Clinical Experience with Covered Wallstents for Biliary Malignancies: 23-Month Follow-Up

@article{Rossi1997ClinicalEW,
  title={Clinical Experience with Covered Wallstents for Biliary Malignancies: 23-Month Follow-Up},
  author={Plinio Rossi and Mario Bezzi and Filippo Maria Salvatori and Claudio Panzetti and Michele Rossi and Gianluca Pavia},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={20},
  pages={441-447}
}
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of partially covered metallic Wallstents to prevent tumoral ingrowth in patients with neoplastic obstruction of the biliary tract. Methods: Twenty-one patients with malignant obstructive jaundice have been treated with Wallstents partially covered with a polyurethane polymer. In total, 36 covered stents (8 and 10 mm in diameter, 70 and 90 mm long) were deployed. All the stents were free from covering at both ends. Results: Jaundice was successfully treated… CONTINUE READING

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