biliary stent

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biliary stent

A plastic or metallic tube inserted into a stenosed or obstructed bile duct to improve bile flow. Metallic stents are used palliatively to manage malignancy, but not benign disease, as they have poor long-term patency rates, in contrast to plastic stents which have a 12-month patency rate of over 75%.
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biliary stent

Biliary endoprosthesis Surgery A tube inserted into a stenosed or obstructed narrowed or blocked bile duct to improve bile flow
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In patients with short life expectancy, symptoms of jaundice can be palliated effectively by percutaneous placement of a biliary endoprosthesis with a low rate of recurrence and a complication rate no higher than that associated with endoscopic biliary drainage.
Gut perforation caused by biliary endoprosthesis. Endoscopy.
Gore & Associates reported on Tuesday the receipt of European CE Mark approval for an expanded indication of the GORE VIABIL Biliary Endoprosthesis, allowing removal of the device up to 12 months after implantation for the treatment of benign or malignant biliary strictures.
The GORE VIABIL Biliary Endoprosthesis first received CE Mark approval in December 1999 and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in January 2002 for the treatment of biliary strictures due to malignant neoplasms.
Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that it has received European CE Mark approval for an expanded indication of the GORE VIABIL Biliary Endoprosthesis that allows removal of the device up to 12 months after implantation for the treatment of benign or malignant biliary strictures.
Microbiology of bile in patients with and without plastix biliary endoprosthesis. Gastrointest Endosc 2002;56:885-9.
Endoscopic biliary endoprosthesis in the palliation of malignant obstructions of the distal common bile duct: a randomised trial.