Airway stent complications: the role of follow-up bronchoscopy as a surveillance method

Posted On 2017-12-12 14:59:54

Surveillance bronchoscopy within 4 to 6 weeks of stent placement may be useful for early detection of complications and their subsequent management, regardless of symptomatic status and indication for stent placement. Prospective multicenter studies are needed to compare optimal surveillance methods and the impact on patient mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs.

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