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dc.contributor.authorKaltsidis, Harry*
dc.contributor.authorMansoor, Wasat*
dc.contributor.authorPark, Jung-Hoon*
dc.contributor.authorSong, Ho-Young*
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Derek W.*
dc.contributor.authorLaasch, Hans-Ulrich
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-15T08:53:50Z
dc.date.available2018-08-15T08:53:50Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-11
dc.identifierpubmed: 29888981
dc.identifier10.1259/bjr.20170935
dc.identifier.citationThe British journal of radiology, page 20170935
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/621260
dc.descriptionFrom PubMed via Jisc Publications Router.
dc.descriptionPublication status: aheadofprint
dc.description.abstractOesophageal stents are widely used for palliating dysphagia from malignant obstruction. They are also used with increasing frequency in the treatment of oesophageal perforation, as well as benign strictures from a variety of causes. Improved oncological treatments have led to prolonged survival of patients treated with palliative intent; as a consequence, stents need to function and last longer in order to avoid repeat procedures. There is also increasing need for meticulous procedure planning, careful selection of the device most appropriate for the individual patient and planned follow-up. Furthermore, as more patients are cured, there will be more issues with resultant long-term side-effects, such as recalcitrant strictures due to radiotherapy or anastomotic scarring, which will have to be addressed. Stent design needs to keep up with the progress of cancer treatment, in order to offer patients the best possible long-term result. This review article attempts to illustrate the changing realities in oesophageal stenting, differences in current stent designs and behaviour, as well as the pressing need to refine and modify devices in order to meet the new challenges.
dc.languageeng
dc.sourceeissn: 1748-880X
dc.titleOesophageal stenting: Status quo and future challenges.
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2018-08-15T08:53:49Z


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