The Use of Prosthetic Stents in Tracheobronchial, Gastrointestinal, and Genitourinary Diseases

Eric S. Edell, Joseph E. Oesterlingtt, Denis A. Cortese, Rollin W. Hughes

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The concept of using a stent to maintain patency of a lumen is not new. As early as 1969, stents were being investigated in the peripheral arterial system as a means of preventing restenosis after dilatation by balloon angioplasty (Dotter, 1969). Since then, numerous reports have demonstrated the use of stents in both the peripheral and coronary artery systems (Maass et al., 1982; Dotter et ai., 1983; Wright et al., 1985; Palmaz et al., 1987). Concomitant with the investigation of expandable endovascular metal prosthesis has been the development of prosthetic devices for management of tracheobronchial, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary diseases. We will review the use of endoscopically placed prosthetic devices in the management of diseases affecting these systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalDiagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • biliary tract
  • bronchial stricture
  • gastrointestinal stents
  • genitourinary stents
  • prostatic hypertrophy
  • tracheobronchial stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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