Palliation of malignant extrahepatic biliary obstruction with plastic versus expandable metal stents: An evidence-based approach.

@article{Levy2004PalliationOM,
  title={Palliation of malignant extrahepatic biliary obstruction with plastic versus expandable metal stents: An evidence-based approach.},
  author={Michael J. Levy and Todd Huntley Baron and Christopher John Gostout and Bret T. Petersen and Michael B. Farnell},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={273-85}
}
l alignant extrahepatic (nonhilar) biliary obstruction is associated most commonly with pancreatic adeocarcinoma, but also may result from other pancreatic umors, ampullary cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, gallblader cancer, and malignant lymphadenopathy. The incience of pancreatic adenocarcinoma is increasing, and it s estimated that 28,000 new cases will be diagnosed n the United States this year.1 Although it is the 10th ost common malignancy, it is the 4th leading cause of ancer-related… CONTINUE READING

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