Safety evaluation of self-expanding metallic biliary stents eluting gemcitabine in a porcine model.


BACKGROUND AND AIM Palliative biliary decompression by metal stent is the treatment of choice for unresectable malignant biliary obstruction; however, conventional stents provide only mechanical palliation and exert no anti-tumor effects. Gemcitabine (GEM) has been reported to be more effective in unresectable pancreatic cancer and biliary cancer compared… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2011.06866.x