Prediction of drainage effectiveness during endoscopic stenting of malignant hilar strictures: the role of liver volume assessment.

@article{Vienne2010PredictionOD,
  title={Prediction of drainage effectiveness during endoscopic stenting of malignant hilar strictures: the role of liver volume assessment.},
  author={Ariane Vienne and Ehlam Hobeika and Herv{\'e} Gouya and Nathanael Lapidus and Jacques Fritsch and Andr{\'e} Daniel Choury and Ariane Chryssostalis and Marianne Gaudric and Gilles M Pelletier and Catherine Buffet and Stanislas Chaussade and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Prat},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={728-35}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal endoscopic approach to the drainage of malignant hilar strictures remains controversial, especially with regard to the extent of desirable drainage and unilateral or bilateral stenting. OBJECTIVE To identify useful criteria for predicting successful endoscopic drainage. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective 2-center study in the greater Paris area in France. PATIENTS A total of 107 patients who had undergone endoscopic stenting for hilar tumors Bismuth type II, III, or… CONTINUE READING