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Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Feb;85(2):S792-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.11.051.

Airway stents.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York, USA. cynthia.chin@mountsinai.org

Abstract

Airway stenting has been well used in the treatment and palliation of patients with malignant stenoses and to a lesser extent in those with benign disease causing airway compromise. Stents are either constructed of silicone or metal, usually a nitinol, a nickel and titanium alloy. The different categories of stents have positive and negative attributes that play a role in choosing the proper stent. This article aims to discuss these issues with regards to malignant and benign tracheobronchial disease.

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