2015-06-03 17:14:43 UTC

Evaluation and Treatment of Possibly Malignant Biliary Stricture

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This AGA Clinical Snapshot is an executive summary of Dr. Elta's presentation during the 2015 AGA Spring Postgraduate Course at DDW® 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Takeaways

1. Know the value of the various tissue sampling / imaging techniques for biliary strictures that are indeterminate between malignant and benign.

2. Understand the types of benign biliary strictures, their treatment options and their treatment outcomes.

3. Understand the evaluation and treatment of malignant biliary strictures.

About the Instructors

Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, University of Michigan

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