Removal of a Covered Esophageal Metallic Stent 8 Years after Placement

Eugene K. Choi, Ho Young Song, Ji Hoon Shin, Jae Wook Kim

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Abstract

A covered expandable esophageal metallic stent was placed to treat a corrosive esophageal stricture that was refractory to repeated balloon dilations. The stent was removed 8 years after placement due to severe dysphagia. The stented esophageal area has since maintained long-term patency for 2 years. These results suggest the feasibility of removal of a metallic stent after long-term stent placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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