Predictors of Early Stent Occlusion Among Plastic Biliary Stents

Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 05/14/2012

Early occlusion of conventional biliary stents occurred in 13 % of cases. While female gender decreased the risk of early stent occlusion, hilar stricture location was a significant predictor of early stent occlusion. the results suggest that physicians should consider early elective stent exchange in patients with hilar strictures.

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