Oct 24, 2018

Percutaneous treatment of benign bilioenteric anastomotic strictures: temporary covered stent placement versus balloon dilatation

European Radiology
Gabin YunNak Jong Seong


To compare percutaneous temporary covered stent placement with balloon dilatation in the treatment of benign stricture of bilioenteric anastomosis. From November 2004 to August 2017, 56 patients with benign bilioenteric anastomotic strictures underwent percutaneous transhepatic treatment. A temporary covered stent designed for spontaneous migration was placed in 23 patients (stent group). Balloon dilatation was performed in 33 patients (balloon group). The technical success, percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) indwelling times, stent indwelling times and patency rates were retrospectively compared between the two groups. Technical success was achieved in all patients in the stent group and in 96.8% (32/33) of patients in the balloon group. All stents spontaneously migrated into the jejunum, and stent indwelling times were 3-9 months (median, 6 months). The PTBD indwelling time was shorter for the stent group than for the balloon group (median, 7 vs. 71 days, p = 0.001). Recurrent strictures occurred more frequently in the balloon group than in the stent group (54.5% vs. 13.0%, p = 0.002; hazard ratio 3.7). The 1- and 3-year primary patency rates were 90.2% and 84.9% for the stent group and 75.1% and 52.8% for the ...Continue Reading

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Anastomosis, Surgical
Anatomical Anastomosis
Malignant Neoplasm of Jejunum
Stent, Device
Pathological Dilatation
Dilate procedure
Entire Jejunum

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