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Expandable stents for benign esophageal disease.
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PMID:  21684459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Partially covered self-expandable esophageal stents have been associated with unacceptable complications when used for benign esophageal disorders. With the introduction of removable or potentially removable fully covered stents and biodegradable stents, interest in using expandable stents for benign indications has been revived. Although expandable stents can offer a minimally invasive alternative to surgery, they can be associated with serious complications; hence, this approach should be considered in carefully selected patients, preferably on a protocol basis.
Kulwinder S Dua
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1558-1950     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202792     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.
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