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Self-expanding stent in the upper GI tract

Implementation

  • The scope is inserted in the mouth and down the esophagus.  
  • The tumor area is localized.
  • The upper and lower part of the tumor is marked with lead balls on the skin using X-ray.
  • The guide-wire is inserted down and the scope is pulled out.
  • An insertion case with the self-expanding stent is inserted down over the guide-wire and placed according to the lead balls (still using X-ray).
  • The stent is released and the insertion case is retrieved. 
  • X-ray and endoscopy are used to check that the stent is situated correctly.

The procedure usually lasts for 30 minutes.

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