Endoscopy 2018; 50(06): v24
DOI: 10.1055/a-0605-6221
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29 May 2018 (online)


    Alberto Tringali et al. Covered vs. uncovered self-expandable metal stents for malignant distal biliary strictures: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Meta-analysis comparing covered with uncovered self-expandable metal stents in 1272 patients with unresectable distal malignant biliary strictures. Stent failure and patient mortality were not different between the groups. Migration and sludge rates were higher with covered stents, but tumor ingrowth was more likely with uncovered stents.