Topic: University of Virginia - Pilot study endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency

"The purpose of this study is to assess safety and ability of the endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA) probe (ENDOHPB) to produce an improvement in the management of cancer of the bile duct or the pancreatic duct. ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) with metal stent placement is the standard medical procedure for patients suffering from bile duct or pancreatic cancer. This study will look to see if the ENDOHPB is able to keep the stent open longer and perhaps decrease the number of invasive procedures for occluded (blocked) stents."

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