Tracheobronchial strictures: Treatment with a polyurethane-covered retrievable expandable nitinol stent - Initial experience

Ho Young Song, Tae Sun Shim, Sung Gwon Kang, Gyoo Sik Jung, Do Yun Lee, Tae Hyung Kim, Sangsoo Park, Young Moo Ahn, Woo Sung Kim

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Abstract

A polyurethane-covered retrievable expandable stent was placed in 13 patients with tracheobronchial strictures. In four patients with benign strictures, the stent was removed with use of a retrieval hook 2-6 months after placement. After stent removal, three of the four patients did not need further treatment. The retrievable stent warrants further investigation in the treatment of tracheobronchial strictures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-912
Number of pages8
JournalRadiology
Volume213
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bronchi, diseases
  • Bronchi, stenosis or obstruction
  • Stents and prostheses
  • Trachea, diseases
  • Trachea, stenosis or obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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