What is endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) for the treatment of acute cholangitis?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Timothy M Scott, DO; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) is a technique that is being used in Asia in the surgical management of acute cholangitis. [20]  Data from a meta-analysis indicate that ENBD may cause fewer perioperative complications (eg, preoperative cholangitis rate, postoperative pancreatic fistula rate) than endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS) in patients with malignant biliary obstruction. [21] However, a limitation of the meta-analysis was that there were no data from randomized controlled trials.


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