Article Abstract

Fibrin glue to fix metallic airway stent

Authors: Alfonso Fiorelli, Gaetana Messina, Carlo Santoriello, Giovanni Liguori, Ettore Arrigo, Francesco Paolo Caronia, Mario Santini


Stent insertion is a palliative treatment for inoperable airway stenosis (1). The choice of appropriate stent is mandatory to preserve airway patency. Herein, we reported the use of fibrin glue (FG) to fill an unexpected gap in diameter between an undersized self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) and the left mainstem bronchus (LMB) after endoscopic recanalization for neoplastic stenosis.