Esophageal self-expandable metallic stents--indications, practice, techniques, and complications: results of a national survey.

@article{Ramirez1997EsophagealSM,
  title={Esophageal self-expandable metallic stents--indications, practice, techniques, and complications: results of a national survey.},
  author={Francisco C Ramirez and B Dennert and S T Zierer and Robert A. Sanowski},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1997},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={360-4}
}
BACKGROUND The gastroenterology community's experience with esophageal self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) is unknown. METHODS In order to assess indications, perioperative management, and self-reported complications associated with SEMS placement, a survey was mailed to ASGE members. RESULTS Of 3414 surveys mailed, 212 (6.2%) were completed and… CONTINUE READING