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Chronic pancreatitis, esophageal stenting,

W Shear, M Gaidhane, M Kahaleh
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2012: Endoscopy
G Vanbiervliet, T Piche, F X Caroli-Bosc, R Dumas, E P Peten, P M Huet, A Tran, J F Demarquay
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and efficiency of plasma argon trimming of gastrointestinal and biliary metallic stents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 31 patients underwent plasma argon trimming of their metallic stents (14 women, 17 men; mean +/- SD age 73 +/- 12.2 years, range 46 - 96 years). Of these 31 patients, 24 had had covered or noncovered Unistep Wallstents placed in the biliary tract (13 patients with pancreatic neoplasms, five patients with Vater ampulloma, five patients with biliary tract carcinoma and one patient with chronic calcifiying pancreatitis); three patients had noncovered Enteral Unistep Wallstents (pyloroduodenal); two patients with obstructive colorectal carcinoma had a noncovered Bard Memotherm stent inserted; and two patients had noncovered Ultraflex stents placed for esophageal carcinoma...
May 2005: Endoscopy
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