Percutaneous cholangioscopic or transpapillary insertion of self-expanding biliary metal stents.

@article{Neuhaus1991PercutaneousCO,
  title={Percutaneous cholangioscopic or transpapillary insertion of self-expanding biliary metal stents.},
  author={Horst Neuhaus and Friedrich Hagenm{\"u}ller and Martin A Griebel and Meinhard Classen},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1991},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={31-7}
}
Fifty-two self-expanding metal stents were implanted in 39 patients with malignant (35 patients) or benign (4 patients) biliary stenoses. The stents were inserted and properly released by means of a 7 or 9 French gauge delivery catheter via the percutaneous (20 patients) or transpapillary (19 patients) route. In all cases the endoprostheses expanded to a diameter of 7 to 10 mm and achieved complete biliary tract drainage. Jaundice disappeared in 36 of the 39 patients. No early complication was… CONTINUE READING

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