Implantation of self-expanding esophageal metal stents for palliation of malignant dysphagia.

@article{Neuhaus1992ImplantationOS,
  title={Implantation of self-expanding esophageal metal stents for palliation of malignant dysphagia.},
  author={Horst Neuhaus and Walter Hoffmann and Hans Joachim Dittler and Hans Peter Niedermeyer and Meinhard Classen},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1992},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={405-10}
}
Eleven self-expanding metal stents were perorally implanted in ten patients with locally advanced malignant obstruction of the esophagus. After bougienage of the strictures, the stents were painlessly inserted and properly released by means of an 18 French gauge delivery catheter. In all cases, the endoprostheses expanded to a diameter of 14-20 mm and achieved immediate improvement of dysphagia. One perforation was seen after a single session of dilatation and subsequent stent insertion. No… CONTINUE READING