Use of fully covered self-expanding metal stents in benign biliary diseases.

@article{GarcaCano2012UseOF,
  title={Use of fully covered self-expanding metal stents in benign biliary diseases.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Garc{\'i}a-Cano},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={142-7}
}
Biliary fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMS) are now being used to treat several benign biliary conditions. Advantages include small predeployment and large postexpansion diameters in addition to an easy insertion technique. Lack of imbedding of the metal into the bile duct wall enables removability. In benign biliary strictures that usually require multiple procedures, despite the substantially higher cost of FCSEMS compared with plastic stents, the use of FCSEMS is offset by the… CONTINUE READING

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