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Table 2 Details of the stent removal procedure in the covered stent group and uncovered stent group

From: Clinical evaluation the success rate and complications of fluoroscopically guided removal of tracheal tube metallic stents

Stent type Number of stents Preoperative features Postoperative features Without removal
Granulation tissue Stent fracture Com-plete Damage Debris Total
Covered stent group 36 15 3 27 5 2 4 2
Uncovered stent group 9 9 2 2 3 2 7 2