Effect of stent size on complications and recurrent dysphagia in patients with esophageal or gastric cardia cancer.

@article{Verschuur2007EffectOS,
  title={Effect of stent size on complications and recurrent dysphagia in patients with esophageal or gastric cardia cancer.},
  author={Els M.L. Verschuur and Ewout Willem Steyerberg and Ernst J Kuipers and Peter D Siersema},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={
          592-601
        }
}
BACKGROUND Stents are commonly used for the palliation of dysphagia from esophageal or gastric cardia cancer. A major drawback of stents is the occurrence of recurrent dysphagia. Large-diameter stents were introduced for the prevention of migration but may be associated with more complications. OBJECTIVE To compare small- and large-diameter stents for improvement of dysphagia, complications, and recurrent dysphagia. DESIGN Evaluation of 338 prospectively followed patients with dysphagia… CONTINUE READING
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