Journal article

Success and complications of an intra-ductal fully covered self-expanding metal stent (ID-FCSEMS) to treat anastomotic biliary strictures (AS) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)

Patrick Aepli, Andrew St John, Saurabh Gupta, Luke F Hourigan, Rhys Vaughan, Marios Efthymiou, Arthur Kaffes

Surgical Endoscopy | SPRINGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Anastomotic biliary strictures (AS) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) belong to the most common biliary complications and cause the biggest morbidity burden after OLT. Metal stents for benign biliary strictures are gaining acceptance with many published series. Traditional metal stent designs seem to have poor durability in AS after OLT. Novel intra-ductal stents are showing promise in these strictures. As a result, we designed a special stent with an antimigration waist and a short stent length with a long removal string that rests in the duodenum for easy removal. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective multi-centre Australian study of AS after OLT treated with..

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