Topic: Removal of Metal Stents

http://ukpmc.ac.uk/articles/PMC2684615; … 1AD7B.jvm4

Open-biopsy-forceps technique -

http://ukpmc.ac.uk/abstract/MED/14652567

Gavin

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Re: Removal of Metal Stents

Thanks for posting this, Galvin.  The common belief seems to be that a metal stent cannot be removed.  This shows there are exceptions.  Changes and improvements are coming.

I have a metal stent wrapped in plastic.  My doctor told me it is not approved for removal (yet), but he can do it if we need to. 

Kathy