Abstract

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation for treating biliary obstruction caused by cancer in adults. This involves using heat energy both to clear blockage in the bile ducts before inserting stents and to clear blocked stents.

This guidance replaces NICE interventional procedure guidance on endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation for treating biliary obstruction caused by cholangiocarcinoma or pancreatic adenocarcinoma (IPG464).

Next review: May 2021

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