Endoprotesi esofagee autoespansibili: studio di confronto tra Ultraflex e Choostent.

Translated title of the contribution: Self-expanding oesophageal stents: comparison of Ultraflex and Choostent

Davide Bona, Letizia Laface, Stefano Siboni, Moshe Schaffer, Daniela Baldoli, Andrea Sironi, Francesca Sorba, Luigi Bonavina

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Two types of covered self-expanding metal stents were compared in a consecutive series of 57 patients. Stent placement was successful in all patients. No procedure-related deaths were observed. The overall hospital morbidity was 7%. No significant differences in the efficacy of palliation of dysphagia, rate of complications, and survival rates were seen using the two types of stent. An endoscopic reintervention was required in 14% of the patients. Both stents proved to be safely removable in the short term follow-up, and the benefit of temporary insertion was documented in patients with primary oesophageal neoplasms prior to chemotherapy or chemoradiation therapy and in those with anastomotic strictures/leaks. A multidisciplinary strategy, guided by the concept that a stent should not represent the only, definitive treatment modality, may improve the quality of life of patients with advanced oesophageal carcinoma.

Translated title of the contributionSelf-expanding oesophageal stents: comparison of Ultraflex and Choostent
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)641-646
Number of pages6
JournalChirurgia Italiana
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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