A novel lumen-apposing stent for transluminal drainage of nonadherent extraintestinal fluid collections.

@article{Binmoeller2011ANL,
  title={A novel lumen-apposing stent for transluminal drainage of nonadherent extraintestinal fluid collections.},
  author={Kenneth Frank Binmoeller and Janak N. Shah},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={337-42}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Tubular stents have been used to accomplish endoscopic transluminal drainage, but do not impart lumen-to-lumen anchorage. We evaluated a novel lumen-apposing stent designed for enteric drainage of nonadherent lumens. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ex vivo benchtop testing was performed to quantify various physical and performance metrics of the stent (Axios). A simulator was developed to test the stent deployment through an echoendoscope. Survival experiments were performed on… CONTINUE READING