Biliary plastic stenting plays a key role in the endoscopic management of benign biliary diseases. Complications following surgery of the biliary tract and liver transplantation are amenable to endoscopic treatment by plastic stenting. Insertion of an increasing number of plastic stents is currently the method of choice to treat postoperative biliary strictures. Benign biliary strictures secondary to chronic pancreatitis or primary sclerosing cholangitis may benefit from plastic stenting in select cases. There is a role for plastic stent placement in nonoperative candidates with acute cholecystitis and in patients with irretrievable bile duct stones.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)405-405-33, viii
RivistaGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011


  • Anastomosis, Surgical
  • Cholangitis, Sclerosing
  • Cholecystitis, Acute
  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Endoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Humans
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Pancreatitis, Chronic
  • Plastics
  • Stents


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