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Title: Stenting of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract: Current Status

Minimally invasive image-guided insertion of self-expanding metal stents in the upper gastrointestinal tract is the current treatment of choice for palliation of malignant esophageal or gastroduodenal outlet obstructions. A concise review is presented of contemporary stenting practice of the upper gastrointestinal tract, and the procedures in terms of appropriate patient evaluation, indications, and contraindications for treatment are analyzed, along with available stent designs, procedural steps, clinical outcomes, inadvertent complications, and future technology. Latest developments include biodegradable polymeric stents for benign disease and radioactive or drug-eluting stents for malignant obstructions.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Patras University Hospital, Department of Interventional Radiology, School of Medicine (Greece)
  2. Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital, Department of Interventional Radiology (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21428946
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-010-9862-6; Copyright (c) 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ESOPHAGUS; GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT; METALS; NEOPLASMS; REVIEWS; TUBES BODY; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DISEASES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTS; ORGANS