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Endoscopic placement of indigenous plastic esophageal endoprostheses--does it still have a role in the era of expandable metallic stents? A prospective Indian study in 265 consecutive patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Endoscopy
Publication Date
Volume
30
Issue
6
Pages
532–537
Identifiers
PMID: 9746161
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Placement of a plastic prosthesis is still a very effective and safe method for relief of malignancy-induced dysphagia. The associated complications can be significantly reduced by modifying the prosthesis material/design and adhering to a careful technique. The extremely low cost of the prosthesis and its safety profile makes this treatment highly cost-effective and widely applicable in developing countries such as India.

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