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To Stent or not to Stent and if Stented When to Remove it? Glimpse of Interventional Pulmonology Conundrums with an Illustrative Series

Abhinav Agrawal1, Abhishek Agarwal2, Susan Kagebein4, Lenard Persaud5 and Nikhil Meena3*

1Department of Medicine, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

2Department of Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, USA

3Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

4Respiratory Therapy, RRT- RPFT, University of Arkansas for medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

5Pulmonary Endoscopy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Corresponding Author:
Nikhil Meena
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
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+1-501-920-2675
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nkmeena@uams.edu

Received Date: January 20, 2016 Accepted Date: February 03, 2016 Published Date: February 10, 2016

Citation: Agarwal A, Agarwal A, Kagebein S, Persaud L, Meena N (2016) To Stent or not to Stent and if Stented When to Remove it? Glimpse of Interventional Pulmonology Conundrums with an Illustrative Series. J Lung Cancer Diagn Treat 1:102. doi:10.4172/jlcdt.1000102

Copyright: © 2016 Agrawal A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

 

Abstract

The role of airway stenting to alleviate airway obstruction was first described in the late 1800s. Airway stents have since been used for fistulas in the bronchial tree as well. Airway stenting has the ability to rapidly achieve the shortterm goals. However, the long-term side effects of a foreign body in the airway should temper the enthusiasm for indiscriminate use. We present this series to highlight the need for proper assessment of need before the placement of the stent, followed by constant vigilance after the placement.

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