AIM: To compare 2 different types of covered esophageal nitinol stents (Ultraflex and Choostent) in terms of efficacy, complications, and long-term outcome. METHODS: A retrospective review of a consecutive series of 65 patients who underwent endoscopic placement of an Ultraflex stent (n = 33) or a Choostent (n = 32) from June 2001 to October 2009 was conducted. RESULTS: Stent placement was successful in all patients without hospital mortality. No significant differences in patient discomfort and complications were observed between the Ultraflex stent and Choostent groups. The median follow-up time was 6 mo (interquartile range 3-16 mo). Endoscopic reintervention was required in 9 patients (14%) because of stent migration or food obstruction. No significant difference in the rate of reintervention between the 2 groups was observed (P = 0.8). The mean dysphagia score 1 mo after stent placement was 1.9 ± 0.3 for the Ultraflex stent and 2.1 ± 0.4 for the Choostent (P = 0.6). At 1-mo follow-up endoscopy, the cover membrane of the stent appeared to be damaged more frequently in the Choostent group (P = 0.34). Removal of the Choostent was possible up to 8 wk without difficulty. CONCLUSION: Ultraflex and Choostent proved to be equally reliable for palliation of dysphagia and leaks. Removal of the Choostent was easy and safe under mild sedation.
Covered nitinol stents for the treatment of esophageal strictures and leaks / D. Bona, L. Laface, L. Bonavina, E. Abate, M. Schaffer, I. Ugenti, S. Siboni, R. Carrinola. - In: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 1007-9327. - 16:18(2010 May 14), pp. 2260-2264.
|Titolo:||Covered nitinol stents for the treatment of esophageal strictures and leaks|
|Parole Chiave:||Dysphagia; Endoscopy; Esophageal neoplasms; Neoadjuvant therapy; Palliative care; Self-expanding metal stents; Stricture; Surgical anastomosis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||14-mag-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v16.i18.2260|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|