[Stent placement in patients with benign esophageal strictures].

The aim of the study was to evaluate results of esophageal stenting for non-neoplastic strictures. A lot of studies proved esophageal stenting for neoplastic strictures to be a safe and effective method of palliative treatment. However, esophageal stenting for non-neoplastic diseases is a matter of controversion. At the Clinic of Thoracic Surgery of Vilnius University during period of 4 years esophageal stenting for non-neoplastic reasons was performed in 12 patients. After the evolution of the results, it was concluded that self-expanding stents were not suitable for the treatment of non-neoplastic esophageal stenosis. Best results have been achieved implanting into esophagus salivary bypass tubs.
AuthorsVygantas Gruslys
JournalMedicina (Kaunas, Lithuania) (Medicina (Kaunas)) Vol. 38 Suppl 2 Pg. 65-8 ( 2002) ISSN: 1648-9144 [Electronic] Lithuania
Vernacular TitleStemples stentavimas esant nenavikinei stenozei.
PMID12560625 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Evaluation Studies, Journal Article)
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Esophageal Stenosis (surgery, therapy)
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents (adverse effects)

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