Expandable stents : Unusual locations

  title={Expandable stents : Unusual locations},
  author={Richard A. Kozarek and John J Brandabur and Shirley Raltz},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={92 5},
OBJECTIVES Expandable metallic prostheses have been used widely for malignant biliary stenoses and are being used increasingly for malignant dysphagia and esophago-airway fistulas. Potentially, such prostheses can be placed for gut neoplasms obstructing beyond the esophagus or gastric cardia. This series reports our experience with expandable metallic stents in the stomach, jejunum, and colon. METHODS All patients with expandable gastrointestinal stents (other than biliary tree or esophagus… CONTINUE READING


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