MANAGEMENT OF BENIGN STRICTURES OF THE EXTRAHEPATIC BILE DUCT DUE TO CHRONIC PANCREATITIS AND SURGICAL INTERVENTION
Article first published online: 25 APR 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Digestive Endoscopy © 2012 Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Special Issue: Proceedings of the Endoscopy Forum Japan 2011
Volume 24, Issue Supplement s1, pages 8–16, May 2012
How to Cite
ITOI, T. and KHOR, C. J. (2012), MANAGEMENT OF BENIGN STRICTURES OF THE EXTRAHEPATIC BILE DUCT DUE TO CHRONIC PANCREATITIS AND SURGICAL INTERVENTION. Digestive Endoscopy, 24: 8–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1443-1661.2012.01261.x
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2012
- Received 9 December 2011; accepted 10 January 2012.
- benign biliary stricture;
- plastic stent;
- self-expandable metallic stent
In the Endoscopic Forum Japan 2011 (EFJ 2011), we focused on the management of biliary strictures derived from chronic pancreatitis and surgical intervention. We concluded that regardless of causes of strictures, a large bore single plastic stent is better as a first choice of stenting. As a next step, multiple plastic stents may be preferable compared to a covered self-expandable metallic stent in case of unexpected adverse events and cost of stent. In the near future, we believe that not only progress of treatment technique and accessories but also good understanding of the pathology of biliary strictures will lead to the best management.