Update in airway stents.

@article{Casal2010UpdateIA,
  title={Update in airway stents.},
  author={Roberto Casal},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={321-8}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Malignant central airway obstruction heavily impacts patients' quality of life and its management continues to be a challenge. The current article will review the use of airway stents in this population. RECENT FINDINGS Airway stenting is highly effective in palliating symptoms of airway obstruction. There are several types of stents available with different advantages and disadvantages depending mainly on the material they are made from. Clinical outcomes seem to be… CONTINUE READING

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