Self-expandable metallic stent placement for the palliation of esophageal cancer

Kun Yung Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Ho Young Song, Pyeong Hwa Kim, Jung Hoon Park

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Esophageal stents have been used to palliate patients with dysphagia caused by esophageal cancer. Early rigid plastic prostheses have been associated with a high risk of complications. However, with the development of self-expanding stents, it has developed into a widely accepted method for treating malignant esophageal strictures and esophagorespiratory fistulas (ERFs). The present review covers various aspects of self-expanding metallic stent placement for palliating esophageal cancer, including its types, placement procedures, indications, contraindications, complications, and some of innovations that will become available in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1062-1071
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal stenosis
  • Self-expandable metallic stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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