Stenting for Benign and Malignant Biliary Strictures

Jason G. Bill, Daniel K. Mullady

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-235
Number of pages21
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2019


  • Benign biliary stricture
  • Biliary obstruction
  • Biliary stenting
  • Malignant biliary obstruction


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