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Expandable metal stents for non-malignant bronchial obstruction.
  1. R. A. Fox,
  2. R. De L Stanbridge,
  3. J. Brown,
  4. J. F. Riordan,
  5. R. M. Rudd
  1. Department of Thoracic Medicine, London Chest Hospital, UK.


    An expandable metal stent was inserted to relieve bronchial obstruction following lobectomy for localised squamous carcinoma which had not been relieved by bronchoplasty with a Goretex flap. This resulted in substantial improvement in lung function and exercise tolerance for nine months, following which severe inflammation around the stents required residual pneumonectomy.

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