Self-expandable metallic stents for malignant duodenal obstruction caused by biliary tract cancer.

@article{Schiefke2003SelfexpandableMS,
  title={Self-expandable metallic stents for malignant duodenal obstruction caused by biliary tract cancer.},
  author={Ingolf Schiefke and Alexander Zabel-Langhennig and Marcus Wiedmann and Dominik Huster and Helmut Witzigmann and Joachim Moessner and Frieder Berr and Karel Caca},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={213-9}
}
BACKGROUND Malignant duodenal obstruction is a common event in patients with advanced biliary tract cancer. Because bypass surgery is accompanied by significant morbidity, self-expandable metallic stents have emerged as a possible alternative for palliation. METHODS Twenty patients with biliary tract cancer (7 gallbladder, 13 Klatskin tumors) and duodenal obstruction were treated with metallic stents at a single institution between 1999 and 2001. Survival, morbidity, and stent function were… CONTINUE READING

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