KAFFES™ Biliary Stent

Indication

  • Anastomic strictures after liver transplantation

Features

  • Characteristic waist at mid-portion of the stent : The waist shape of the stent allows strong radial force and prevent migrations
  • Short length of stent : Using a short stent across the stricture prevents imparting pressure over a large area of the normal duct by reducing the potential risk of necrosis and fibrosis
  • Long platinum radio-paqued retrieval string : The long platinum string helps easy removal from the high up location of the CBD
  • Radiopaque marker : 3(three) at both ends & 2(two) in the middle

Released Articles

  • A randomized trial of a fully covered self-expandable metallic stent versus plastic stents in anastomotic biliary strictures after liver transplantation
    by Arthur Kaffes et al [Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;7(2):64-71]
  • Fully covered self-expandable metal stents for treatment of benign biliary strictures
    by Arthur Kaffes et al [Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 July;78(1):13-21]
  • Placement of removable metal biliary stent in post-orthotopic liver transplantation anastomotic stricture
    by Hoi-Poh Tee et al [World J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jul 28;16(28):3597-600]