Outcomes of airway stenting for advanced lung cancer with central airway obstruction.

@article{Saji2010OutcomesOA,
  title={Outcomes of airway stenting for advanced lung cancer with central airway obstruction.},
  author={Hisashi Saji and Kinya Furukawa and Hidemitsu Tsutsui and Masahiro Tsuboi and Shuji Ichinose and Jitsuo Usuda and Tatsuo Ohira and Norihiko Ikeda},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={425-8}
}
Approximately 30% of lung cancer patients will develop central airway obstruction (CAO). Interventional therapeutic bronchoscopy including airway stenting (AS) providing immediate and effective palliation is therefore essential to improve quality of life (QoL). However, no report has demonstrated the survival benefit of AS. We retrospectively reviewed 65 patients with CAO due to lung cancer who underwent AS from June 1994 to May 2008. Seventy-nine stents were required. Silicon, metallic, or… CONTINUE READING