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Malignant duodenal obstruction is a common complication of carcinoma of the head of the pancreas. We report successful palliative treatment of malignant duodenal strictures by the peroral placement of metallic endoprostheses in two patients in whom palliative surgery was not possible.
A 60-year-old man with a malignant esophageal perforation could not be treated by conventional covered metallic stents because the upper esophagus was dilated. The perforation was eventually closed by deployment of a prototype, conical covered Wallstent.
Patients with a prosthetic heart valve, or a history of endocarditis are at particular risk of developing infective endocarditis during a bacteraemia which may follow many gastrointestinal and genito-urinary radiological procedures. The current British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy guidelines (1992) do recommend antibiotic prophylaxis for these… (More)