Results of temporary placement of covered retrievable expandable nitinol stents for tuberculous bronchial strictures

Jin Hyoung Kim, Ji Hoon Shin, Tae Sun Shim, Soo Jong Hong, Gi Young Ko, Jin Oh Lim, Ho Young Song

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Abstract

Covered retrievable expandable nitinol stents were successfully placed in nine patients with tuberculous bronchial strictures refractory to balloon dilation. Complications included stent migration (n = 1) and tissue hyperplasia at the proximal portion of the stent (n = 2). During the follow-up period (5-52 months), stricture recurred in three of five patients (60%) after temporary stent placement for 2 months, whereas stricture did not recur in the other four patients after temporary stent placement for 6 months. Temporary placement of covered retrievable stents appears to be an effective method for the treatment of patients with tuberculous bronchial strictures refractory to balloon dilation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1003-1008
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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