Published in Cancer Weekly, October 25th, 1999
Y.H. Lam, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and associates evaluated the use of these stents in 82 patients with incurable malignant esophageal strictures ("Self-Expandable Metal Stents for Malignant Dysphagia," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, September 1999;69(9):668-671).
Though 80 percent of stents were successfully placed, there were some complications including migration, inaccurate positioning, intractable pain, and perforation, the researchers said.
Dysphagia improved significantly after stent placement...
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