Endoscopy 2021; 53(06): v24
DOI: 10.1055/a-1257-9158
Author commentary

Author commentary on Woo Hyun Paik et al.


Woo Hyun Paik et al. Efficacy of an internal anchoring plastic stent to prevent migration of a fully covered metal stent in malignant distal biliary strictures: a randomized controlled study

Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS) are known for having a low risk of tumor ingrowth but spontaneous stent migration is still a concern. In a randomized study, it was found that placement of an anchoring double-pigtail plastic stent inside the FCSEMS significantly increased stent patency and reduced FCSEMS migration without serious adverse events.


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Publication Date:
26 May 2021 (online)

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