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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2003;26(1): 15-20.
일반적인 내시경적 담도배액법이 어려운 경우의
이주호ㆍ최철웅ㆍ이상용ㆍ강진욱ㆍ허 정
부산대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
Endoscopic Biliary Drainage Using Soehendra Stent
Joo Ho Lee, M.D., Cheul Woong Choi, M.D., Sang Yong Lee, M.D., Jin Ouk Kang, M.D.,
Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea

Endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) has been used effectively as the palliative treatment for malignant biliary obstruction. In high grade strictures, endoscopic stenting can be achieved by dilating devices such as dilating or balloon catheters. Subgroup of malignant biliary obstructions are too stenotic to allow passage of plastic or metal stents. In cases of failure of conventional stenting, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of the 7-Fr Soehendra stent retriever (SSR) used as a dilator.
From January 1999 to September 2001, 14 patients with malignant pancreaticobiliary stirictures (2 pancreatic, 12 biliary) that could not be traversed with plastic or metal stents, underwent stricture dilation with SSR. An endoscopic sphincterotomy was performed and a guide wire was inserted beyond the stricture. Then the SSR was introduced over the guide wire via duodenoscope. Then the stricture was traversed by torquing the SSR clockwise while pushing it. The SSR was removed and then the plastic or metal stents were inserted above the stricture.
Of the 14 patients, 13 patients (93%) underwent successful stenting using SSR. Symptom relief was observed in all patients after endoscopic biliary stenting. One patient (7%) went on to percutaneous biliary drainage because we failed to insert the metal stent into the stenotic left hepatic duct after traversing the stricture with SSR. There were no significant complications such as bile duct or duodenal perforation and bleeding.
The Soehendra stent retriever is useful and safe for dilation with subsequent stent placement of malignant pancreaticobiliary stirictures resistant to conventional stenting. However, this device may be difficult to pass a tortuous or small-diameter hilar stricture. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2003;26:15⁣20)
Key Words: Malignant biliary obstruction, Soehendra stent retriever, Endoscopic biliary drainage
주요어: 악성 담도 협착, Soehendra 담도배액관 회수기구, 내시경적 담도배액법
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