89 year-old with biliary obstruction caused by ampullary carcinoma, palliated by relief of obstruction using a plastic stent.
61 year-old woman with biliary obstruction caused by pancreatic carcinoma, palliated by relief of obstruction by the placement of a wire mesh stent. Left: Stent delivery apparatus still in place; stent beginning to expand. Center: Appearance of stent as it protrudes from the ampulla, before full expansion. Right: View through the fully expanded stent.
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