Two types of covered self-expanding metal stents were compared in a consecutive series of 57 patients. Stent placement was successful in all patients. No procedure-related deaths were observed. The overall hospital morbidity was 7%. No significant differences in the efficacy of palliation of dysphagia, rate of complications, and survival rates were seen using the two types of stent. An endoscopic reintervention was required in 14% of the patients. Both stents proved to be safely removable in the short term follow-up, and the benefit of temporary insertion was documented in patients with primary oesophageal neoplasms prior to chemotherapy or chemoradiation therapy and in those with anastomotic strictures/leaks. A multidisciplinary strategy, guided by the concept that a stent should not represent the only, definitive treatment modality, may improve the quality of life of patients with advanced oesophageal carcinoma.
Endoprotesi esofagee autoespansibili : studio di confronto tra Ultraflex e Choostent / D. Bona, L. Laface, S. Siboni, M. Schaffer, D. Baldoli, A. Sironi, F. Sorba, L. Bonavina. - In: CHIRURGIA ITALIANA. - ISSN 0009-4773. - 61:5-6(2009 Dec), pp. 641-646.
|Titolo:||Endoprotesi esofagee autoespansibili : studio di confronto tra Ultraflex e Choostent|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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