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Revista colombiana de Gastroenterología

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ALVAREZ B, Óscar A; CASTANO LLANO, Rodrigo  and  RESTREPO, David. The Current State of Biodegradable Self-expanding Stents in Interventional Gastrointestinal and Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2015, vol.30, n.2, pp.178-186. ISSN 0120-9957.

Biodegradable stents are a very attractive option for use in patients with benign but recurrent and recalcitrant digestive tract and biliary strictures. In theory, use of these biodegradable stents mitigates the need for repetitive expansion of digestive or biliary strictures which are refractory to conventional management and avoids the need of surgical resection. This is especially true for patients at high surgical risk. Stents can also minimize the number of interventional endoscopic procedures performed on a patient

Keywords : Reabsorbable stent; benign biliary stenoses; benign colon stenoses; benign gastroduodenal stenoses.

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