Evaluation of a New Esophageal Stent for the Treatment of Malignant and Benign Esophageal Strictures

Kun Yung Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Ho Young Song, Jung Hoon Park, Eun Jung Jun, Wei Zhong Zhou, Min Tae Kim

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the EGIS esophageal stent for treating malignant and benign esophageal strictures. Materials and Methods: Data of 73 patients (mean age 63.0 ± 11.9 years; 66 males) with malignant esophageal stricture and 16 patients (mean age 63.7 ± 9.5 years; 13 males) with benign esophageal stricture who received the EGIS esophageal stent (S&G Biotech, Seongnam, Korea) between October 2010 and April 2016 were obtained from a prospectively maintained electronic database. Results: Technical and clinical success rates were 100% (89/89). Stent malfunction (i.e., tumor/tissue overgrowth, stent migration, and food impaction) occurred in 20.5% (15/73) and 37.5% (6/16) of patients with malignant and benign esophageal strictures, respectively. Stent migration occurred in five (6.8%) and four (25%) patients with malignant and benign esophageal strictures, respectively. The median follow-up durations in patients with malignant and benign esophageal strictures were 130 [interquartile range (IQR) 76–322] days and 486 (IQR 315–736) days, respectively. Recurrent dysphagia occurred in 14.1% (10/73) and 87.5% (14/16) of patients with malignant and benign esophageal strictures, respectively. The median recurrence-free durations in patients with malignant and benign esophageal strictures were 126 (IQR 69–259) days and 100 (IQR 40–182) days, respectively. Conclusion: The EGIS esophageal stent appears to be effective for malignant esophageal strictures, with relatively low rate of stent migration, whereas, for benign esophageal strictures, it seems to be associated with a high rate of recurrent dysphagia, mainly due to stent migration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1576-1585
Number of pages10
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Esophageal neoplasm
  • Esophageal stricture
  • Self-expandable metallic stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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