Publication
Title
Performance of fully covered self-expanding metallic stents in benign airway strictures
Author
Abstract
Background: Airway stenting has become a common technique in inoperable benign strictures. An ideal stent does not yet exist for these conditions. Recently, fully covered self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) have been commercialized with potential use in benign airway strictures. Objective: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical effectiveness of fully covered SEMS in the management of benign strictures. Methods: A total of 17 patients received 20 stents: 7 Silmet (R), 8 Taewoong (R) and 5 Alveolus (R) stents. Ten stents were deployed in a structural postintubation tracheal stenosis. Other indications were multinodular goiter, anastomotic stricture, endobronchial posttuberculosis scar, damaged cartilage and relapsing polychondritis. Results: In our series, the short-term (<12 weeks after stent deployment) complication rate was 75%, requiring stent removal in 60%. Overall, stent migration was observed in 65%, stent fracture in 15%, shriveling of the stent in 10% and granulation formation in 10%. Conclusion: The use of fully covered SEMS for the treatment of benign airway strictures is associated with a high short-term complication rate requiring stent removal. We have abandoned in our clinical practice the use of fully covered SEMS for benign airway strictures. Copyright (C) 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel
Language
English
Source (journal)
Respiration. - Basel
Publication
Basel : 2009
ISSN
0025-7931
Volume/pages
77:4(2009), p. 420-426
ISI
000267087200009
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Full text (publishers version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 24.02.2012
Last edited 24.05.2017
To cite this reference