Gastroenterology Research, ISSN 1918-2805 print, 1918-2813 online, Open Access
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Original Article

Volume 5, Number 5, October 2012, pages 195-199

Fully Covered Self-Expandable Metal Stents for Treatment of Malignant Biliary Strictures due to Pancreatic Carcinoma


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Removal of a CSEMS using a standard forceps.


Table 1. Patient Characteristics
No. Patients27
Sex (male/female)12/15
Mean Age (y)75 (53 - 91)


Table 2. Complications
ComplicationNo. Patients
Cholecystitis2 (7%)
Post-sphincterotomy bleeding1 (4%)
Stent occlusion (tumor overgrowth)1 (4% )