RESULTS: 22 stents were placed in 19 patients, mean age 62 years old (SD 4), 84% males, with lung cancer (n=8), endobronchial metastasis (n=6) and esophageal cancer (n=5). The median follow-up were 44 days (range 21-318), with a median survival of 72 days (range 3-374). SEMS were inserted through a rigid bronchoscope under fluoro and endoscopic control in the main bronchi (n=13), trachea (n=8), tracheobronchial (n=1) and tracheobronchial with a telescoped bronchial (n=1). In 2 cases (9%) reimplant was needed, and the same stents were reloaded during the procedure. There were no migration, no metal fracture and no folding. Mucostasis was observed in 86% of the cases without mucous plug, mild granulation tissue formation in 31,7%, silicone coating detachment in 2 patients (9%) and polurethane coating perforated in 1 (4%). In 3 cases, stents were easily removed through rigid bronchoscope without complications.