Jun 11, 2009

EUS-guided biliary drainage with one-step placement of a fully covered metal stent for malignant biliary obstruction: a prospective feasibility study

The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Do Hyun ParkMyung-Hwan Kim

Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biliary drainage (EUSBD) with plastic stents has been introduced as an alternative to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) in cases of biliary obstruction when endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is unsuccessful. Although self-expandable metallic stents with a larger diameter might offer long-lasting patency compared with plastic stents, to date, EUSBD with one-step placement of a fully covered self-expandable metal stent (FCSEMS) has not been evaluated. We conducted this study to determine the feasibility and usefulness of EUSBD with one-step placement of FCSEMS. A prospective feasibility study on EUSBD with one-step placement of FCSEMS was carried out in 14 patients with malignant biliary obstruction who were candidates for alternative techniques for biliary decompression because of unsuccessful ERCP. The technical and functional success rate was 100% (14/14). Nine patients were treated using the intrahepatic approach. The remaining five patients were treated using the extrahepatic approach. With the intrahepatic approach, two patients showed self-limited pneumoperitoneum. With the extrahepatic approach, no patients had pneumoperitoneum. No bile peritonitis or ...Continue Reading

Mentioned in this Paper

perfluoro-2,2,2',2'-tetramethyl-4,4'-bis(1,3-dioxolane)
Stent, Device
One-Step Dentin Bonding System
Retrograde Degeneration
Endoscopic Ultrasound
Malignant Paraganglionic Neoplasm
Cholestasis
Peritonitis
Prosthesis Implantation
Biliary Peritonitis

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