Indikation, technische Durchführung und Ergebnisse der endobronchialen Stentimplantation

  • J. Thies
  • R. J. Elfeldt
Conference paper
Part of the Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie book series (DTGESCHIR, volume 1996)

Indications Technical Implementation and Results of Endobronchial Stent Implantatio


14 patients with central malignant airway obstructions (n = 10), poststenotic pneumonia (n = 2) and esophagotracheal fistulas (n = 2) were treated with self-expanding stents in the trachea (n = 9), right (n = 4) and left (n = 1) main bronchus. The results showed that stent implantation in the tracheobronchial system is a very effective palliative treatment in the above-mentioned indications which takes immediate effect and complements the already established palliative therapy modalities in central airway malignancies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Thies
    • 1
  • R. J. Elfeldt
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Allgemeine Chirurgie und ThoraxchirurgieChristian-Albrechts-Universität KielKielDeutschland

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