Covered versus uncovered double bare self-expandable metal stent for palliation of unresectable extrahepatic malignant biliary obstruction: a randomized controlled multicenter trial

Post written by Jae Hee Cho, MD, PhD, and Seungmin Bang, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. A double bare metal stent (DBS) is a newly developed metal stent that is woven into a cross and hook structure with braided nitinol, and it has a …

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Optimal stent placement strategy for malignant hilar biliary obstruction

Post written by Bing Hu, MD, PhD, from the Department of Endoscopy, Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Yangpu District, and the Department of Gastroenterology, Third Affiliated Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Jiading District, Shanghai, China. We compared, for the first time, 4 major stenting modalities simultaneously to determine an optimal strategy for the …

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Effectiveness of a newly designed antireflux valve metal stent

Jong Ho Moon, MD, PhD, and colleagues from the Digestive Disease Center and Research Institute, Departments of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang, University School of Medicine, in Bucheon and Seoul, South Korea discuss this Original Article, "Effectiveness of a newly designed antireflux valve metal stent to reduce duodenobiliary reflux in patients with unresectable distal malignant biliary obstruction: …

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Rendezvous versus direct transluminal techniques for malignant biliary obstruction

Payal Saxena, MD, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland writes about her Original Article titled "EUS-guided biliary drainage by using a standardized approach for malignant biliary obstruction: rendezvous versus direct transluminal techniques (with videos)" from the November issue.  The aim of this study was to assess outcomes of EUS-guided biliary drainage (EGBD) performed using …

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