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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 14, 2015; 21(30): 9038-9054
Published online Aug 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i30.9038
Outcome of stenting in biliary and pancreatic benign and malignant diseases: A comprehensive review
Benedetto Mangiavillano, Nico Pagano, Todd H Baron, Carmelo Luigiano
Benedetto Mangiavillano, Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, General Hospital of Sanremo, 18038 Sanremo, Italy
Nico Pagano, Unit of Gastroenterology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
Todd H Baron, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
Carmelo Luigiano, Unit of Digestive Endoscopy, San Paolo Hospital, 20142 Milano, Italy
Author contributions: Mangiavillano B, Pagano N and Luigiano C designed research, wrote the text, performed literature search, analyzed the data, edited and finalized the text; and Baron TH reviewed the paper for important intellectual content.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interests.
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Correspondence to: Benedetto Mangiavillano, MD, Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, General Hospital of Sanremo, Via G. Borea 56, 18038 Sanremo, Italy.
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Received: April 1, 2015
Peer-review started: April 23, 2015
First decision: April 30, 2015
Revised: May 4, 2015
Accepted: July 8, 2015
Article in press: July 8, 2015
Published online: August 14, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Endoscopic stenting plays an indispensable role in the treatment of benign and malignant pancreatico-biliary disorders. This article will cover the indications and outcome of stenting in bilio-pancreatic disease.