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ASGE Guideline on the Role of Endoscopy in the Malignant Hilar Obstruction
Release Date: October 1, 2021
Viewing Time:
1.5 hours

ASGE evidence-based guidelines are based on a comprehensive systematic review and rigorous methodology. Guideline panels consist of content experts, stakeholders from other specialties, patient representatives, and members of the ASGE Standards of Practice (SOP) Committee. Each recommendation is based on consideration of the best medical literature, the balance between risks and benefits, cost-effectiveness, patients’ values, and equity.

The ASGE guideline on the role of endoscopy in the management of malignant hilar obstruction provides an evidence-based approach for management of patients with malignant hilar obstruction. Recommendations address primary drainage modality (percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage [PTBD] vs endoscopic biliary drainage [EBD]), drainage strategy (unilateral vs bilateral), and stent selection (plastic stent [PS] vs selfexpandable metal stent [SEMS]). During this webinar, we will review the recommendations and discuss how to implement them into your practice.

Release Date: September 2021
Viewing Time: 1.5 hours

Learning Objectives
  1. Review recommendation statements
  2. Discuss how to implement recommendations into practice
  3. Answer participant questions

Bashar Qumseya, MD, MPH, FASGE
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Chair of Standards of Practice Committee, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


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Operating system: Windows 10+ 
Browser:  Chrome v90.0+, Firefox v84.0+, Edge v90.0+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection 
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+ 

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Contact Information
For technical difficulties or questions related to content, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM (CST) at 1-866-353-2743 or email
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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