However, the efficacy of the radiotherapy was poor, and we decided to leave the airway stent
. Although the silicone stent caused retention of secretions, the patient refused to undergo replacement with a bare-metal stent.
New tubular bioabsorbable knitted airway stent
: Feasibility assessment for delivery and deployment in a dog model.
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