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Table 5 Overview of technical and clinical success of uncovered SEMS (uSEMS), multiple plastic stents and single plastic stents for benign biliary strictures

From: Plastic or metal stents for benign extrahepatic biliary strictures: a systematic review

  Single plastic stent   USEMS   Multiple plastic stents  
  Technical success Clinical success Technical success Clinical success Technical success Clinical success
  (mean) (mean) (mean) (mean) (mean) (mean)
All indications 94,10% 61.3% 98,50% 62,40% 97,60% 87,50%
Post operative 86,6,% 64,90% 97,60% 59,60% 100 87,60%
Chronic pancreatitis 100% 36,60% 100% 80,40% NA NA
Post OLT 97,20% 81% 100% 50% 88% 89%