Benign and malignant esophageal strictures: treatment with a polyurethane-covered retrievable expandable metallic stent.

@article{Song1997BenignAM,
  title={Benign and malignant esophageal strictures: treatment with a polyurethane-covered retrievable expandable metallic stent.},
  author={H-y Song and Sung Il Park and Hwoon Yong Jung and Sang Bum Kim and Jin Ho Kim and S. J. Huh and Tae Hoon Kim and Young Kon Kim and Hyoung Kyu Yoon and Kyu Bo Sung and Young Il Min},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={203 3},
  pages={747-52}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a polyurethane-covered, retrievable, self-expandable metallic stent and hook catheter in the treatment of esophageal strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Stents were constructed of 0.4-mm stainless steel wire in a cylindric zig-zag configuration of six to nine bends. Four to eight stents were connected in tandem by dipping in a polyurethane solution. A nylon loop was hooked inside to each bend of the proximal portion of the stent and strung with… CONTINUE READING
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