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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 14, 2017; 23(6): 931-934
Published online Feb 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i6.931
Prophylactic stenting for esophageal stricture prevention after endoscopic submucosal dissection
Ke-Da Shi, Feng Ji
Ke-Da Shi, Feng Ji, Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310000, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Shi KD and Ji F equally contributed to the analysis of the literature and writing of the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Both authors declare no conflict of interest related to this publication.
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Correspondence to: Feng Ji, MD, PhD, Deputy Director, Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, No. 79 Qingchun Rd., Hangzhou 310000, Zhejiang Province, China. jifeng1126@sina.com
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Received: August 28, 2016
Peer-review started: September 1, 2016
First decision: September 20, 2016
Revised: October 6, 2016
Accepted: November 12, 2016
Article in press: November 13, 2016
Published online: February 14, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Esophageal stenting is a promising option for esophageal stricture prevention. Current evidence is too preliminary to formulate practice standards. Randomized controlled trials with long-term follow-up periods and cost-effective studies are required before prophylactic stenting could be considered a valid option to prevent post-endoscopic submucosal dissection stricture.