Role of stents and laser therapy in biliary strictures

R. S. Chennupati, Eugene A Trowers

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Abstract

The most frequent primary cancers causing malignant obstructive jaundice were pancreatic cancer (57%), hilar biliary cancer (19% including metastatic disease), nonhilar biliary cancer (14%) and papillary cancer (10%). Endoscopic stenting has widely replaced palliative surgery for malignant biliary obstruction because of its lower risk and cost. Self-expandable metal stents are the preferred mode of palliation for hilar malignancies. Plastic stents have a major role in benign biliary strictures. Major complications and disadvantages associated with metallic stents include high cost, cholangitis, malposition, migration, unextractability, and breakage of the stents, pancreatitis and stent dysfunction. Dysfunction due to tumor ingrowth can be relieved by thermal methods (argon plasma coagulator therapy). We present a concise review of the efficacy of metallic stents for palliation of malignant strictures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsR.R. Anderson, K.E. Bartels, L.S. Bass, C.G. Garrett
Pages287-293
Number of pages7
Volume4244
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XI - San Jose,CA, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2001Jun 23 2001

Other

OtherLaser in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose,CA
Period6/20/016/23/01

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Keywords

  • Malignancy
  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Chennupati, R. S., & Trowers, E. A. (2001). Role of stents and laser therapy in biliary strictures. In R. R. Anderson, K. E. Bartels, L. S. Bass, & C. G. Garrett (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4244, pp. 287-293) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.427804