Palliative treatment of inoperable malignant tracheobronchial obstruction: Temporary stenting combined with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy

Hyoung Kim Jin, Hoon Shin Ji, Ho Young Song, Joon Young Ohm, Moung Lee Jae, Ho Lee Dae, Sang We Kim

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the clinical results of temporary stenting followed by radiation and/or chemotherapy in patients with inoperable malignant tracheobronchial strictures. CONCLUSION. Temporary stenting combined with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy may be clinically effective in the palliative treatment of patients with malignant tracheobronchial strictures. Stent placement may serve as an effective bridge to radiation and/ or chemotherapy, allowing the latter to consolidate durable relief of obstructing symptoms by reducing tumor burden. Furthermore, our treatment strategy may increase patients' quality of life by reducing stent-related complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W38-W42
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume193
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Malignant tracheobronchial stricture
  • Radiation therapy
  • Stent placement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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