Management of malignant tracheobronchial stenosis with metal stents and Dumon stents.

@article{Tojo1996ManagementOM,
  title={Management of malignant tracheobronchial stenosis with metal stents and Dumon stents.},
  author={Takashi Tojo and Sogo Iioka and Shigeyuki Kitamura and Masanobu Maeda and Hideaki Otsuji and Hisashi Uchida and Takashi Mori and Kiyoyuki Furuse},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={1074-8}
}
BACKGROUND Tracheobronchial stenosis caused by malignancy is a life- threatening problem. Stenting is one of the treatment modalities and recently has been used widely for the management of such stenosis, but we do not have a clear guide as to which stent should be selected. METHODS We evaluated 25 patients (19 men, 6 women; mean age, 60.7 years; range, 34 to 77 years) received 24 metal stents (four covered with silicone rubber) and three Dumon stents. All 25 patients had severe dyspnea… CONTINUE READING

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