Balloon-expandable metallic stents for airway diseases

Takashi Ohki, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Takeshi Kurosaki, Shinji Otani, Kentaroh Miyoshi, Masaomi Yamane, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Takahiro Oto

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Abstract

Stent placement is an essential treatment for airway diseases. Although self-expandable metallic stents and silicone stents are commonly applied for the treatment of airway diseases, these stents are unsuitable for the treatment of small airway diseases encountered in pediatric patients and lung transplant recipients with airway complications. Currently, only vascular balloon-expandable metallic stents are available for the treatment of small airway diseases; however, little research has been conducted on the use of these stents in this field. We have launched a prospective feasibility study to clarify the safety and efficacy of balloon-expandable metallic stents for the treatment of airway diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-424
Number of pages4
JournalActa Medica Okayama
Volume70
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Airway complication
  • Airway disease
  • Airway malignancy
  • Lung transplantation
  • Metallic stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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