A prospective evaluation of short-term and long-term results from colonic stenting for palliation or as a bridge to elective operation versus immediate surgery for large-bowel obstruction

@article{Gianotti2012APE,
  title={A prospective evaluation of short-term and long-term results from colonic stenting for palliation or as a bridge to elective operation versus immediate surgery for large-bowel obstruction},
  author={Luca Gianotti and Nicol{\`o} Tamini and Luca Nespoli and Matteo Rota and Elisa Bolzonaro and Roberto Frego and Alessandro Redaelli and Laura Antolini and Antonella Ardito and Angelo Nespoli and Marco Dinelli},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={832-842}
}
The efficacy and safety of self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement as a bridge to elective surgery or definitive palliation versus emergency operation to treat colorectal obstruction is debated. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of patients with colorectal obstruction treated using different strategies. Subjects admitted to the authors’ department with colorectal obstruction (n = 134) were studied prospectively. They underwent endoscopic stenting as a bridge to elective surgery… CONTINUE READING
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