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Metal Stents was posted 09/30/2012 05:59 pm by Nadia
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If the metal stents become blocked, sometimes plastic stents can be threaded thru the metal so bile can flow again. This happened to my mother - her tumor came thru the mesh of one of her metal stents so they put plastic thru the other and she was OK for quite awhile just replacing the plastic stents when they became clogged. Hope this helps.

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