May 2, 2012

Endoscopic management with inside stent for proximal benign biliary stricture after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Digestive Endoscopy : Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Naoki SasahiraKazuhiko Koike


Endoscopic placement of a plastic stent is the standard drainage for a symptomatic benign biliary stricture. Although a removable fully covered self-expandable metal stent has been applied for distal benign biliary stricture, placement of a plastic stent remains the standard treatment for proximal benign biliary stricture. Placement of a plastic stent above the papilla (inside stent) is an alternative to the conventional method because of its preventive effect against the dysfunction of the stent in patients with proximal benign biliary stricture.

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Endoscopy (Procedure)
Stent, Device
Papilla of Tongue
Injuries, Surgical
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
Papilla of Duodenum
Bile Duct Diseases
Bile Ducts, Extrahepatic

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