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Refractory benign esophageal strictures: extending the role of expandable stents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18786109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is challenging to manage benign refractory esophageal strictures. We have now moved on from instant dilators to prolonged gradual dilatations using expandable stents that can be removed or biodegradable after a period of time left in situ. Recent published experience and the present study by Dua et al. have demonstrated the feasibility of this technique. However, not all strictures are the same and several issues need to be addressed including stent migration, stent duration, and the sub-group of patients who will benefit most.
Krish Ragunath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Editorial     Date:  2008-09-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1572-0241     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-17     Completed Date:  2009-01-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2995-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal Stenosis / therapy*
Comment On:
Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Dec;103(12):2988-94   [PMID:  18786110 ]

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