Palliative treatment of inoperable malignant tracheobronchial obstruction: temporary stenting combined with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.

The purpose of our study was to evaluate the clinical results of temporary stenting followed by radiation and/or chemotherapy in patients with inoperable malignant tracheobronchial strictures.
Temporary stenting combined with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy may be clinically effective in the palliative treatment of patients with malignant tracheobronchial strictures. Stent placement may serve as an effective bridge to radiation and/or chemotherapy, allowing the latter to consolidate durable relief of obstructing symptoms by reducing tumor burden. Furthermore, our treatment strategy may increase patients' quality of life by reducing stent-related complications.
AuthorsJin Hyoung Kim, Ji Hoon Shin, Ho-Young Song, Joon-Young Ohm, Jae Moung Lee, Dae Ho Lee, Sang-We Kim
JournalAJR. American journal of roentgenology (AJR Am J Roentgenol) Vol. 193 Issue 1 Pg. W38-42 (Jul 2009) ISSN: 1546-3141 [Electronic] United States
PMID19542381 (Publication Type: Clinical Trial, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Bronchial Diseases (etiology, therapy)
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms (complications)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Palliative Care (methods)
  • Radiotherapy, Conformal (methods)
  • Stents
  • Tracheal Stenosis (etiology, therapy)
  • Treatment Outcome

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