Biliary stents have now been in use for over two decades. Although a plethora of literature has been published on them, this review article is unique in its attempt to summarize important landmark trials and their implications on the management of various pancreatico-biliary disorders. This article will cover the various types of stents currently being used, established and upcoming indications, techniques of placement, and complications associated with stent use.
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- benign biliary stricture
- biliary stent
- covered self-expanding metal stent; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
- liver transplant