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Portland, Maine 04102

  • Jaundice, Obstructive


This study compares the 6 mm nitinol Zilver biliary endoprostheses and the 10 mm nitinol Zilver biliary endoprostheses to the 10 mm Wallstent in appropriate patients in need of palliative treatment of malignant obstructive jaundice.

Study summary:

This research is being done to determine if the new, FDA-cleared Zilver metal biliary stent is better than the conventional stents. The new Zilver stent may permit more accurate placement, may avoid some potential complications and last longer than the conventional stents. The study will also examine to find the best diameter of stent by comparing standard 10 mm stents to 6 mm Zilver stents.


Inclusion Criteria: - Unresectable malignancy of the extrahepatic bile duct Exclusion Criteria: - Age below 21 years - Pregnancy - Active alcohol or drug abuse - Simultaneously participating in another investigational drug or device study. - Allergy to stainless steel or nitinol - Active cholangitis - Brachytherapy - Unable or unwilling to comply with follow up



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Douglas Howell, M.D.
Maine Medical Center

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Location Contact:

Portland, Maine 04102
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: March 26, 2020

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