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Metal stents superior to Plastic?

Postby PressWatch » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:00 pm

Heres a new piece of work which seems to confirm that Metal Stents are Superior to Plastic for PC patients in some circumstances.

Any patient/carer want to comment?

Decker C, Christein JD, Phadnis MA, Mel Wilcox C, Varadarajulu S. Related Articles
Biliary metal stents are superior to plastic stents for preoperative biliary decompression in pancreatic cancer.
Surg Endosc. 2011 Mar 4;. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21373939


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Re: Metal stents superior to Plastic?

Postby mints » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:27 pm

When first diagnosed my husband had a plastic stent placed in his bile duct, six weeks later it had to be replaced with another because it had got blocked and caused an infection, at which time he had to miss chemo.A few weeks after that it got blocked again,this time a metal stent was put in and remained stable till he died.