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2020 Oct 29

J Gastrointest Cancer

Complications of Biliary Drainage in Patients with Malignant Biliary Obstruction.


Ferraz Gonçalves J A, Rosendo E, Sousa L, Lopes A R, Leão I, Queirós R, Marote S, Sousa M J
J Gastrointest Cancer. 2020 Oct 29.
PMID: 33123850.


Biliary tract obstruction in cancer patients is usually associated with a poor prognosis. The obstruction may cause distressing symptoms, such as pruritus. As this situation occurs mostly in advanced cancer, the primary objective of the treatment is in many cases symptom control and not prolonging life. However, some patients can be candidates for chemotherapy. To see the outcomes of stenting insertion in patients of our oncology center.