Metallic esophageal stents
function to expand the esophagus.
There appears to be a protective role for esophageal stent
insertion 1 to 2 weeks after TEVAR.
Parikh, "Gastrocolic fistula after re-sleeve gastrectomy: outcomes after esophageal stent
implantation," Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, vol.
Self-expandable metal stent (WallFlex Fully Covered Esophageal Stents
, Boston Scientific, Natick, Mass.) was used in this case series.
An esophageal stent
or prosthesis is a polyvinyl or wire mesh tube that is inserted into the esophagus and left in place to maintain an opening through the stricture.
fracture: Case report and review of the literature.
Self-expandable esophageal stent
loaded with 125I seeds: Initial experience in patients with advanced esophageal cancer.
Increased PET activity is appreciated within the lower esophagus, surrounding the esophageal stent
. (c) Enlarging lesion in the right lobe of the thyroid (arrow) with increased PET activity compared to the remainder of the gland.
According to the company, the WallFlex Esophageal Stent
will provide luminal patency in the presence of strictures or tumors.
M2 PHARMA-February 17, 2014-Boston Scientific Corporation passes CE mark for WallFlex Esophageal Stent
for treating refractory benign esophageal strictures
Thomassin et al., "Esophago-bronchial fistula after repair of esophageal atresia: healing by placement of an esophageal stent
," Archives de Pediatrie, vol.
An 18x20-mm esophageal stent
(Cook Evolution fully covered stent) was advanced to the stomach with the help of previously placed guide wire under fluoroscopic visualization (Figure 1), 18-20-mm balloon dilator was inserted through the stent, and dilation was performed.