The Hood Esophageal Stent aids in management of esophageal
obstructions and fistulas in irresectable carcinoma and post-radiation
stenosis. Studies report quality of palliation in dysphagia equal to
neodymium YAG laser therapy at substantially lower costs.
Designed for endoscopic placement, the Esophageal Stent saves expense
through an outpatient procedure.
The Esophageal Stent permits passage of food and saliva and is made of
soft, conforming, non-irritating, and implant-grade silicone.
A tapered flange minimizes erosion and maintains patency of the
esophagus with minimal migration.
The Hood Intended Use and Instruction Manual, which is supplied with
each product, provides detailed information on insertion technique,
sterilization, and postoperative care.