Transpapillary Gallbladder Stents Can Stabilize or Improve Decompensated Cirrhosis in Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation.

@article{Tujios2015TranspapillaryGS,
  title={Transpapillary Gallbladder Stents Can Stabilize or Improve Decompensated Cirrhosis in Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation.},
  author={Shannan R. Tujios and Sahand Rahnama-Moghadam and Joseph B Elmunzer and Richard S Kwon and Amit G. Singal and Michelle A. Anderson and Erik-Jan Wamsteker and Jason R. Taylor and James M. Scheiman and Grace H. Elta and Robert J Fontana and Cyrus R. Piraka},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={771-7}
}
GOALS To describe the short-term and long-term outcomes in 34 consecutive decompensated cirrhotic patients with symptomatic gallbladder disease undergoing transpapillary gallbladder stent (TGS) placement. BACKGROUND Endoscopic TGS placement is a minimally invasive means of treating symptomatic gallbladder disease in poor surgical candidates. STUDY Between June 2005 and June 2011, 34 patients with cirrhosis and symptomatic gallbladder disease underwent attempted TGS placement. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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