Expandable Polyester Silicon-Covered Stent for Malignant Esophageal Structures before Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation: A Pilot Study

@article{Siddiqui2006ExpandablePS,
  title={Expandable Polyester Silicon-Covered Stent for Malignant Esophageal Structures before Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation: A Pilot Study},
  author={Ali A Siddiqui and David E. Loren and Robert S Dudnick and Thomas E. Kowalski},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={823-829}
}
Patients with resectable esophageal cancer often require placement of a surgical jejunostomy tube prior to receiving chemoradiation so as to maintain adequate nutrition due to their inability to swallow and eat. This study reports a single institutional experience with the Polyflex self-expanding silicone stent (Rüsch; Kernen. Germany) in patients with malignant stenosis receiving chemoradiation prior to esophagectomy. This was a retrospective, nonrandomized study of 6 patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING
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