Quale stent in quale stenosi dell'esofago

Translated title of the contribution: Which stent stenosis of the esophagus which

Giorgio Battaglia, Paolo Bocus, Giorgio Diamantis, Fabio Pomerri, Stefano Realdon

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Abstract

Self expandable esophageal prosthesis today represent an effective palliative treatment in esophageal cancer and in cases of stenosis or fistula into the trachea or in the mediastinum, with a limited number of complications. Covered metal ones are preferable, while the plastic stents present a more difficult position and higher incidence of migration. Results in benign stenosis are less successful: their use is recommended only in selected cases. Further long-term prospective data are awaited before biodegradable stents can be recommended for the management of benign esophageal lesions.

Translated title of the contributionWhich stent stenosis of the esophagus which
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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