Recalcitrant embedded biliary self-expanding metal stents

Post written by Marc Bernon, MB, ChB, FCS, from the Surgical Gastroenterology Unit, Division of General Surgery, University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Endoscopic placement of self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) is the palliative treatment of choice for obstructive jaundice due to malignant biliary obstruction. However, a …

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Bilateral vs unilateral placement of metal stents for inoperable high-grade malignant hilar biliary strictures

Post written by Tae Hoon Lee, MD, PhD, and Jong Ho Moon, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, and the Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea. There is no definite consensus on whether bilateral placement of metal …

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EUS-guided drainage using metal stents

Ryosuke Tonozuka, MD, from the Depatment of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo, Japan discusses this New Methods article "EUS-guided drainage of hepatic abscess and infected biloma using short and long metal stents (with videos)." Refractory hepatic abscess (HA) and infected biloma (IBL), in which inflammation does not improve only by the …

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