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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-40

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided double stenting for biliary and duodenal obstruction

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

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Takao Itoi
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.7178/eus.01.006

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Endoscopic biliary stenting for malignant biliary obstruction is currently the gold standard for biliary drainage. Biliary cancer treatment is crucial. Cases of gastric outlet obstruction that includes the duodenum because of cancer invasion and biliary obstruction are seldom observed. The required treatment for such cases is simple biliary stenting and a different treatment for duodenal obstruction. Hence, double stenting for bile duct and duodenal obstruction has drawn attention. In the present review, we state different treatment strategies for malignant duodenal obstruction and then describe double stenting in biliary obstruction that also includes non-biliary cancer malignant lesions and duodenal obstruction.

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