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Covered removable self-expandable mental stents for the treatment of refractory benign biliary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22908975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE:   The aim of the study was to verify the use of covered removable self-expandable metal stents (CRSEMS) in benign biliary disease after a failure of traditional endoscopic treatment.
METHODS:   A total of 23 patients who failed traditional endoscopic therapy were enrolled in the study and treated with CRSEMS.
RESULTS:   Among all the patients, 11 had a bile leak and 12 suffered benign biliary stenosis. Technical success and immediate clinical success were achieved in all the patients. The overall long-term clinical success rate after stent removal was 100%. The CRSEMS were left in place for a median of 47 days (range 30-240 days). Immediate complications occurred in one patient, stent migration in two and overgrowth of inflammatory tissue in the stent in two.
CONCLUSION:   CRSEMS is an excellent treatment option for patients with benign biliary disease.
Benedetto Mangiavillano; Carmelo Luigiano; Paolo Viaggi; Carlo Fabbri; Nicola D'Imperio; Tara Santoro; Enzo Masci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of digestive diseases     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1751-2980     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dig Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101302699     Medline TA:  J Dig Dis     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  486-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Digestive Diseases © 2012 Chinese Medical Association Shanghai Branch, Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Universitary Hospital, University of Milan, MilanUnit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, AUSL Bologna Bellaria, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy.
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