Quality of Life in Patients With Unresectable Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma on Palliative Metallic Stent Versus Plastic Stent: A Randomized Control Trial
In the patient with unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma,palliative biliary stent is the
one way to help him.
The aim of palliative treatment is to improve quality of life and relief symptom,or sometime
,extended survival rate.
There are two types of biliary stent:
1. plastic stent made from polyethylene or polytetrafluoroethylene
2. metalic stent braided in the form of a tubular mesh from surgical-grade stainless steel
alloy and designed to expand to a maximum diameter of 10mm.
The main drawback of plastic stent is relatively high occlusion rate, but its advantage is
the lower cost.
In the reasons of higher occlusion rate , the lower cost of plastic stent versus metallic
stent that should be stent exchange when occluded, so we would to know about quality of life
in both group.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
To assessment of the quality of life of patient with unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma after palliative biliary stent.
Worrarat Kongkasame, MD
Department of Medicine.Faculty of Medicine .KhonKaen University
Thailand: Khon Kaen University Ethics Committee for Human Research