Recent advances in the use of stents for esophageal disease.

@article{Schembre2010RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in the use of stents for esophageal disease.},
  author={Drew B. Schembre},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={103-21, vii}
}
The use of self-expanding metal esophageal stents has evolved dramatically over the last 20 years. Stents themselves have morphed from simple open-mesh wire devices to a variety of partially and fully covered metal and plastic protheses designed to resist in-growth and migration. Indications include grown considerably from simply palliating malignant… CONTINUE READING