Complications and survival in patients undergoing colonic stenting for malignant obstruction.

@article{Almadi2013ComplicationsAS,
  title={Complications and survival in patients undergoing colonic stenting for malignant obstruction.},
  author={Majid Abdulrahman Almadi and Nahla Azzam and Othman R. Alharbi and Alabbas H Mohammed and Nazia Sadaf and Abdulrahman Mohamed Aljebreen},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 41},
  pages={7138-45}
}
AIM To investigate whether predicting patients that might be at a higher risk for complications might serve to improve the selection of patients undergoing colonic stenting. METHODS A retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent an attempted self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) insertion for malignant colonic obstruction between November 2006 and March 2013. All patients were either referred for preoperative colonic decompression with the intent of a single surgical procedure, or… CONTINUE READING