Coaxial cancer dilator

J. F. Cardella, D. W. Hunter, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, A. T. Young, K. Amplatz

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In cases in which the ureters or biliary tree is encased by large tumors, it may be difficult to dilate a pathway for a stent with a balloon catheter. In ten consecutive patients in whom balloon dilatation was unsuccessful, a coaxial tapered Teflon cancer dilator successfully crossed the obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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