Donnchadh wrote:When you resume the liberation procedure (note I am being positive here and saying WHEN and not IF ) will your IRB allow the use of stents or are you going to continue not using them?
Judging from the narratives of patients, the decision whether or not to use a stent seems to be quite a tough call.
i'd like to ask a related question, and i want to phrase this without it sounding like a request for a blanket assertion.
we may be faced with the stent-or-not decision soon, and i'm wondering what your experience has been regarding criteria for stenting the azygos? i *think* i remember reading someone in these 114 pages that you had seen good results without stenting.
as you know, dake in his IR address says his experience has been that azygos issues have needed stenting, in particular for the "candy wrapper" case.
our plan is obviously to defer to the experience of our liberator. i'm just being curious here.