Su1390 A Prospective Feasibility Study of Preoperative Biliary Drainage Using Fully-Covered Self-Expandable Metallic Stent for Pancreatic Head Cancer

      The efficacy of endoscopic preoperative biliary drainage for pancreatic head cancer is controversial because of high incidence of stent occlusion before surgery. Though the efficacy of self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) is established in unresectable pancreatic cancer and is increasingly reported in neoadjuvant treatment settings, plastic stents are still the standard treatment for preoperative drainage in resectable pancreatic cancer without neoadjuvant treatment. The role of SEMSs is not fully elucidated in patients with biliary obstruction by resectable pancreatic cancer. Therefore, we conducted this multicenter, prospective study to evaluate the feasibility of preoperative biliary drainage using a fully-covered SEMS (FCSEMS).
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