Items Tagged ‘biliary stents’

January 15, 2010

Plastic Preop Biliary Stents Are Not Problem Free

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

In patients undergoing surgery for cancer of the pancreatic head, routine preoperative biliary drainage using a plastic stent increased the rate of serious complications, a multicenter, randomized trial showed. Within about four months, nearly three-quarters (74%) of those in the drainage group had had a serious complication compared with 39% of those who went directly […]

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