[Treatment of colorectal obstruction with self-expanding metal stents].

  title={[Treatment of colorectal obstruction with self-expanding metal stents].},
  author={Claus Anders Bertelsen and S\oren Meisner and Finn West and Peer A Wille-J\orgensen},
  journal={Ugeskrift for laeger},
  volume={168 9},
INTRODUCTION Self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) serve as a bridge to surgery in cases of acute colorectal obstruction and provide palliation without surgery in patients with severe co-morbidity or disseminated disease. We describe our experiences with the use of SEMS in colorectal obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analysed a consecutive series of 162 SEMS procedures in 141 patients (72 men (51%)) in the period between May 1997 and September 2004. The median age of the patients was 75… CONTINUE READING


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