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Table. 1.

Comparision of PTBD and ERCP for Advanced Malignant Hilar Obstruction

Pros Well-tailored method
Higher technical and clinical success as a primary or rescue technique
Possible selective lobar selecion
Well-establised method
Primary clinical and long term data available
Comfortable for the patients
Cons Impaired quality of life
Relatively high adverse events
Complexity in high-grade strictures
Difficult revision in multiple metal stents

PTBD, percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage; ERCP, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

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