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Outcome and complications of long-term self-expanding esophageal stenting
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2012
© 2012 Copyright the Authors. Journal compilation © 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Diseases of the Esophagus
Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 154–158, February/March 2013
How to Cite
Schoppmann, S. F., Langer, F. B., Prager, G. and Zacherl, J. (2013), Outcome and complications of long-term self-expanding esophageal stenting. Diseases of the Esophagus, 26: 154–158. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2012.01337.x
Authors contribution: SFS: 50%, FBL:10%, GP: 10%, and JZ: 30%.
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 12 MAR 2012
- esophageal surgery;
- long term;
Esophageal stenting with self-expanding plastic or covered metal stents is believed to be safe and effective. As data on the outcome of patients with long-term stenting are not available, this study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of long-term esophageal stenting. From 2002 to 2008, 70 patients with long-term esophageal stenting for various indications from a prospective database were included into further analysis. The median stent period was 297 (124–1980) days during a mean follow-up time of 55 ± 52.4 months. Overall complication rate was 30% with a primary success rate of 97.2%. The stent-related total reintervention rate was 17.1%. There were no correlations between stent characteristics and the risk of complication or migration. No stent-related death was observed. Our data provide evidence that long-period esophageal stenting is safe and effective for various indications.