Benign and malignant biliary strictures are common indications for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Diagnosis involves high-quality cross-sectional imaging and cholangiography with various endoscopic sampling techniques. Treatment options include placement of plastic biliary stents and self-expanding metal stents, which differ in patency duration and cost effectiveness. Whether the etiology is benign or malignant, a multidisciplinary strategy should be implemented. This article will discuss general principles of biliary stenting in both benign and malignant conditions.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Apr 2019|
- Benign biliary stricture
- Biliary obstruction
- Biliary stenting
- Malignant biliary obstruction