Metallic stent application in palliative treatment of malignant esophageal stenoses


MUDr. Peter Matkulčík; MUDr. Tomáš Rohan; MUDr. Pavlína Slováková; MUDr. Tomáš Andrašina, Ph.D., MBA

Klinika radiologie a nukleární medicíny LF MU a FN Brno



Increasing incidence of esophageal malignancies led authors to publish this review article regarding possibilities of cooperation between oncologists and interventional radiologists. In this article we summarize up-to-date information about indications and contraindications of different types of stents and their complications. Article is also supplemented with our experience in department of non-vascular interventions at Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of Faculty Hospital Brno and Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University.


Key words

metallic stents, esophageal malignancy, palliation



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