The use of biodegradable (SX-ELLA) oesophageal stents to treat dysphagia due to benign and malignant oesophageal disease

@article{Griffiths2012TheUO,
  title={The use of biodegradable (SX-ELLA) oesophageal stents to treat dysphagia due to benign and malignant oesophageal disease},
  author={Ewen Alexander Griffiths and Catherine J. Gregory and Kishore G. Pursnani and Jeremy B. Ward and Robert C. Stockwell},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={2367-2375}
}
Biodegradable (BD) oesophageal stents have been available commercially only since 2008 and previous published research is limited. Our aim was to review the use of BD stents to treat dysphagia in benign or malignant oesophageal strictures. Patients were identified from a prospective interventional radiological database. BD stents were inserted radiologically under fluoroscopic control. Between July 2008 and February 2011, 25 attempts at placing SX-ELLA biodegradable oesophageal stents were made… CONTINUE READING