Endoscopic palliation of biliary obstruction

Abdul Aziz Aadam*, Kevin Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Advanced pancreaticobiliary malignancy tends to be uncurable at presentation and causes significant morbidity for patients. Palliation for malignant biliary obstruction should be minimally invasive, cost-effective, and aim to improve quality of life of patients. Strategies of endoscopic palliation of malignant biliary obstruction can differ based on sites and degree of biliary obstruction with complex decisions of optimal stent type and placement that involve conscientious planning by a multidisciplinary team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of surgical oncology
Volume120
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

Keywords

  • biliary obstruction
  • distal
  • endoscopic
  • hilar
  • malignant
  • palliation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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