International Journal of Hepatology / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Role of Self-Expandable Metal Stents in Acute Variceal Bleeding

Table 1

Published series using SEMS for refractory esophageal variceal bleeding.

Year of publicationNumber of patients% of success of placement of SEMS% of control of bleedingStent migrationRecurrent bleedingLocal complicationsMortality

Hubmann et al. [23]200620100%100%25%0One minor esophageal ulcer.Two died within 5 days.
Zehetner et al. [24]200839100%100%18%0One minor esophageal ulcer.30-day mortality 26.5%.
Wright et al. [21]20101090%70%Not reported.1 rebleeding at 60 days.Small proximal esophageal ulcer.42-day mortality 50%.
Dechêne et al. [25]20128100%88%0%3 rebleeding.Compression of left main bronchus.60-day mortality 75%.

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