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Table 3 Complications in 52 patients treated with an esophageal stent for a benign rupture or anastomotic leak

From: Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMS), partially covered SEMS and self-expandable plastic stents for the treatment of benign esophageal ruptures and anastomotic leaks

Complication Number (%)
Total complications 33 in 24 patients (46)
   Stent migration 10
   Tissue in- and/or overgrowth 8
   Ruptured stent cover 6
   Food obstruction 3
   Hemorrhage 2
   Severe pain 2
   Ruptured esophagus (due to stent removal) 2