Removable biliary endoprosthesis

J. C. Palmaz, E. J. Burbige

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Besides eliminating the complications of internal or external percutaneous biliary drainage, the potential psychological benefit of internal biliary endoprosthesis in patients with malignant biliary obstruction has been widely recognized. Unfortunately, however, tubes draining bile tend to become occluded over a period of time. If the tube is an endoprosthesis, the obstruction is usually irreversible. Therefore, this technical note describes an improved type of biliary prosthesis, which has a large lumen and is removable by fiberoptic endoscopy if obstruction occurs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)812-814
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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