What is the efficacy of endoscopic ultrasonographic (EUS)-guided transmural stenting for the treatment of cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Studies indicate that EUS-guided transmural stenting for gallbladder drainage is feasible, safe, and effective, with particularly high technical and clinical success rates with the use of plastic stents and self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs). [53] Lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMSs) show promise for having high potential in efficacy and safety.


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