Benign Biliary Strictures

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Abstract

The endoscopic management of benign biliary strictures has evolved over the last two decades. In patients with postoperative and chronic pancreatitis (CP) biliary strictures, the early use of single plastic stents has been replaced with multiple plastic stents or self-expandable metal stents to obtain better long-term results. Removable partially covered metal stents have facilitated the process. In primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) balloon dilation is preferred, without stenting. This section will review the evolution of these treatment regimens, and current thoughts on the approach to these patients, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationERCP
Subtitle of host publicationThe Fundamentals: Second Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages271-281
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781118769409
ISBN (Print)9781118769416
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 2014

Keywords

  • Benign biliary strictures
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Liver transplant biliary strictures
  • Postcholecystectomy strictures
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Self-expanding metal stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Cunningham, J. T. (2014). Benign Biliary Strictures. In ERCP: The Fundamentals: Second Edition (pp. 271-281). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118769409.ch18