Recommendation ID
IPG464/1
Question
Further research, in the form of comparative or observational studies, should document details of patient selection and should report all adverse events. Outcomes should include survival, quality of life, biliary patency and the need for further procedures.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation for treating biliary obstructions caused by cholangiocarcinoma or pancreatic adenocarcinoma is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation for treating biliary obstruction caused by cholangiocarcinoma or pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Number
IPG464
Date issued
September 2013

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 08/10/2013