Technical tips and troubleshooting of endoscopic biliary drainage for unresectable malignant hilar biliary obstruction.

@article{Kawakami2015TechnicalTA,
  title={Technical tips and troubleshooting of endoscopic biliary drainage for unresectable malignant hilar biliary obstruction.},
  author={Hiroshi Kawakami and Takao Itoi and Masaki Kuwatani and Kazumichi Kawakubo and Yoshimasa Kubota and Naoya Sakamoto},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={E12-21}
}
Unresectable malignant hilar biliary obstruction (MHBO) occurs in various diseases, such as cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer, and lymph node metastasis of the hilum of the liver. The majority of patients with advanced MHBO are not candidates for surgical resection because of the tumor location in the hepatic hilum and adjacent areas, advanced tumor stage, or comorbidities. Therefore, these patients often have a poor prognosis in terms of… CONTINUE READING

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