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Ultraflex Stent Placement for Palliation of Esophageal Cancer


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Title: Ultraflex Stent Placement for Palliation of Esophageal Cancer
Authors: Murase, Kunihiko / Furusu, Hisashi / Yamao, Takushi / Onita, Ken / Ikeda, Koki / Ofukuji, Megumi / Inoue, Kenichiro / Yamasaki, Kazufumi / Kubo, Keigo / Onizuka, Yasunori / Osabe, Masayuki / Haraguchi, Masuho / Isomoto, Hajime / Takeshima, Fumitoshi / Omagari, Katsuhisa / Mizuta, Yohei / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: 16-Dec-1998
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1998, 43(3-4), p.67-71
Abstract: Nine patients with malignant esophageal obstruction were treated with non-covered or covered Ultraflex stents. All patients achieved palliation, six of nine patients showed improvement of at least one dysphagia grade, and five patients could tolerate a normal or near-normal diet. Major (massive bleeding) and minor complications (ingrowth, overgrowth, stent migration, and bleeding) were encountered during follow-up in 2 and 4 patients, respectively. Ultraflex stents for esophageal cancer offer effective palliative treatment and quickly improve dysphagia. However, care should be exercised particularly of potentially serious life-threatening complications such as massive bleeding.
Keywords: ultraflex stent / esophageal cancer / palliative therapy
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16119
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 43, No. 3-4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16119

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