Self-expanding metal stents for palliation of malignant obstruction in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Comparative assessment of three stent types implemented in 96 implantations.

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Self-expanding metal stents provide a new option for the palliative treatment of malignant stenoses from tumors of the esophagus. Our present study provides a comparative assessment of clinical experience gained consecutively in the implementation of three stent versions in a total of 87 patients and 96 implantations. Thirty-one Wallstents (Scheider… (More)

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@article{May1996SelfexpandingMS, title={Self-expanding metal stents for palliation of malignant obstruction in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Comparative assessment of three stent types implemented in 96 implantations.}, author={Andrea May and E. Hahn and C. Ell}, journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology}, year={1996}, volume={22 4}, pages={261-6} }