Recommendation ID

Evidence on the safety and efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) for biliary obstruction caused by distal malignant disease is adequate to support using this procedure. This is provided that standard arrangements are in place for clinical governance, consent and audit. Find out what standard arrangements mean on the NICE interventional procedures guidance page.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Further research should report details of patient selection, where the obstruction is, and whether this procedure has been done after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage for biliary obstruction
Date issued
April 2023

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 05/05/2023