Malignant tracheobronchial strictures: palliation with covered retrievable expandable nitinol stent.

@article{Shin2003MalignantTS,
  title={Malignant tracheobronchial strictures: palliation with covered retrievable expandable nitinol stent.},
  author={Ji Hoon Shin and S Kim and Tae Sun Shim and G Jung and Tae-hyung Kim and G S Ko and H-y Song},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={1525-34}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and clinical effectiveness of a covered retrievable expandable nitinol stent for the treatment of malignant tracheobronchial stricture and/or esophagorespiratory fistula (ERF). MATERIALS AND METHODS With fluoroscopic guidance, stents were placed in 35 symptomatic patients with malignant tracheobronchial stricture and/or ERF in most cases caused by lung or esophageal cancer. The site of stricture was most commonly at the trachea or left main bronchus. If there… CONTINUE READING

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