Palliative biliary stents for obstructing pancreatic carcinoma.

  title={Palliative biliary stents for obstructing pancreatic carcinoma.},
  author={Allan C Moss and Erin Morris and P Mac Math{\'u}na},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Palliative endoscopic stents or surgical by-pass are often required for inoperable pancreatic carcinoma to relieve symptomatic obstruction of the distal biliary tree. The optimal method of intervention remains unknown. OBJECTIVES To compare surgery, metal endoscopic stents and plastic endoscopic stents in the relief of distal biliary obstruction in patients with inoperable pancreatic carcinoma. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the databases of the Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and… CONTINUE READING


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