Self-expanding Polyflex plastic stents in esophageal disease: various indications, complications, and outcomes

@article{Ott2006SelfexpandingPP,
  title={Self-expanding Polyflex plastic stents in esophageal disease: various indications, complications, and outcomes},
  author={Claudia Ott and Nadia Raţiu and Esther Endlicher and Heiko C. Rath and Cornelia Maria Gelbmann and Juergen Schoelmerich and Frank Kullmann},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={889-896}
}
Esophageal stenting has become an important technique in the treatment of different clincal problems such as malignant or benign stenosis, anastomotic leaks after surgery, or fistulas. In this study we present our experience with the self-expanding Polyflex plastic stent in various indications, arising complications, and patient’s outcomes. Over a three-year period, 35 patients underwent self-expanding Polyflex plastic stent placement for esophageal stenosis (n = 23) with 22 malignant, and for… CONTINUE READING
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