Large diameter fully covered self-expanding metal stent placement for palliation of proximal malignant esophageal strictures

M. Bassi, C. Luigiano, C. Fabbri, F. Ferrara, S. Ghersi, A. Alibrandi, L. Fuccio, C. Virgilio, M. Patelli, M. Zanello, V. Cennamo

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Abstract

In patients with malignant esophageal strictures within 6cm from the upper esophageal sphincter, self-expanding metal stents placement represents a challenge because there is an increased risk of complications. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of large-diameter WallFlex® fully covered self-expanding metal stents for palliation of patients with proximal malignant esophageal strictures. From March 2010 to December 2012, 12 patients with proximal strictures (4-6cm from the upper esophageal sphincter) and six with very proximal strictures (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-584
Number of pages6
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Fully covered self-expanding metal stent
  • Palliation
  • Stricture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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