Table 5

Randomised studies comparing EUS-guided biliary drainage  (EUS-BD) versus percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and surgical bypass

AuthorYearPatientsTechnical success (%)Clinical success (%)Adverse events (%)Re-interventions (%)
Artifon91 2012EUS: 13
PTBD: 12
100
100
100
100
15.3
25
P=NS
Lee94 2015EUS: 34
PTBD: 32
94.1
96.9
87.5
87.1
8.8
31.2
P=0.02225
54.8
P=0.022
Artifon95 2015EUS: 14
Surgical HJ: 15
88
94
71
93
21.42
13.3
P=0.651
  • EUS, endoscopic ultrasonography drainage; HJ, hepaticojejunostomy; PTBD, percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage.