Radiofrequency ablation combined with biliary stent placement versus stent placement alone for malignant biliary strictures: a systematic review and meta-analysis Proceedings (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Sofi, Aijaz Ahmed A; Khan, Muh A; Das, Ananya; Sachdev, Mankanwal; Khuder, Sadik; Nawras, Ali; Lee, Wade


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


publication date

  • 2018

presented at event

start page

  • 944

end page

  • 951.e1


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