Use of the viabil covered stent in the treatment of a benign biliary stricture with the subsequent development of acute pancreatitis

Charles T. Burke, Joseph Stavas

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The use of bare metal stents for benign biliary strictures is typically avoided due to historically poor long-term patency. Thus, in patients who are not surgical candidates, the management of benign biliary strictures can be a frustrating process. This article describes a patient who developed a common bile duct stricture following a complex endovascular thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair. The stricture was treated with the placement of a covered metallic biliary stent; a procedure complicated by the development of acute pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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