Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses, Third Edition

Mouen Khashab, MD; Toshunia Robinson, MD; Anthony Kalloo, MD

Chapter 37: Ercp With Stent Placement (continued)

Anne Marie Lennon, MD

Stents may be placed in the bile or pancreatic duct, most commonly to maintain luminal patency. They may also be used for dilation of strictures, to treat bile and pancreatic duct leaks, and to treat pancreatic pseudocysts. Stents come in a variety of lengths and can be made of plastic or metal. There is a variety of plastic stents, including straight, nasobiliary, or double pigtail stents that may be inserted into the bile or pancreatic duct. Metal stents can be uncovered, partially, or fully covered.
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