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Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark Approval for Expanded Indication of WallFlex® Biliary RX Stent
Date:10/22/2010

stent in the event of incorrect placement during the initial procedure or for removal up to 12 months following initial placement in benign strictures for the fully covered stents.

"The WallFlex Biliary RX Stent leverages existing Boston Scientific technologies, while advancing performance with new features based on physician feedback," said Michael Phalen, Senior Vice President, and President of Boston Scientific's Endoscopy Division.  "With our full line of WallFlex Biliary, Enteral and Esophageal Stents, Boston Scientific offers the most comprehensive range of innovative treatment options to diagnose, palliate and treat patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract."

The complete line of WallFlex Biliary RX Stents -- Fully Covered, Partially Covered and Uncovered -- have previously received CE Mark and FDA clearance for the palliative treatment of malignant biliary strictures.  The WallFlex Stent is the most frequently implanted biliary metal stent worldwide.  

Boston Scientific at UEGWThe WallFlex family of self-expanding metal stents will be available for hands-on demonstration at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW), October 23 - 27 in Barcelona.

Boston Scientific will host a symposium titled "Controversies in Biliary Stenting," chaired by Professor Guido Costamagna, M.D., Policlinico Gemelli, Rome, which will take place on October 27 from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. (local time) in the CCIB Congress Center, Room 112, Level 1.  The symposium will include the following presentations:

  • "Stenting for Benign Biliary Strictures: Whether, What and When?" by Professor Horst Neuhaus, M.D., Evangelisches Krankenhaus, Dusseldorf
  • "Preoperative Therapy and Stenting: A Surgeon's Perspective," by Professor Mustapha Adham, M.D., Hopital Edouard Herriot, Lyon
  • "A Metal Stent for Every Extrahepatic Biliary Stenosis?" by Professor Thierry Ponchon, M.D., Hopital Edouard Herriot, Lyon

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