Complications of metallic stent placement in malignant esophageal stricture and their management.

@article{Turkyilmaz2010ComplicationsOM,
  title={Complications of metallic stent placement in malignant esophageal stricture and their management.},
  author={Atila Turkyilmaz and Atilla Eroğlu and Yener Aydin and Aysel Kurt and Yusuf Bilen and Nurettin Karaoğlanoğlu},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
OBJECTIVE At the present time, covered self-expandable metallic stent placement is the palliative treatment method for inoperable esophageal cancer. However, life-threatening early and late complications are seen related to esophageal stent placement. In this study, we discuss complications of esophageal stent placement with their management and present our own experience. METHODS Between January 2000 and February 2009, 215 covered esophageal stent placements were performed in 174 inoperable… CONTINUE READING