Unresectable malignant biliary strictures are generally managed by palliative stenting for drainage of biliary tree. Recently, endobiliary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used to improve the patency of biliary stents in these patients. Several studies have evaluated the effectiveness of biliary stenting with RFA on stent patency and patient survival with variable results. We performed this meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of biliary stenting with RFA compared to stenting alone in patients with malignant biliary strictures.
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