Pancreatic and biliary stents.

  title={Pancreatic and biliary stents.},
  author={Patrick R. Pfau and Douglas K. Pleskow and Subhas Banerjee and Bradley A. Barth and Yasser Maqbool Bhat and David J. Desilets and Klaus T Gottlieb and John T. Maple and Uzma D. Siddiqui and Jeffrey L. Tokar and Amy Y. X. Wang and Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song and Sarah A Rodriguez},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={77 3},
Biliary and pancreatic stents are used in a variety of benign and malignant conditions including strictures and leaks and in the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis.Both plastic and metal stents are safe, effective, and easy to use. SEMSs have traditionally been used for inoperable malignant disease. Covered SEMSs are now being evaluated for use in benign disease. Increasing the duration of patency of both plastic and metal stents remains an important area for future research.