Endoscopic balloon dilation for obstructive colorectal cancer: a basic study on morphologic and pathologic features associated with perforation.

@article{Tanaka2010EndoscopicBD,
  title={Endoscopic balloon dilation for obstructive colorectal cancer: a basic study on morphologic and pathologic features associated with perforation.},
  author={Akira Tanaka and Sotaro Sadahiro and Masanori Yasuda and Satoru Shimizu and Yuji Maeda and Toshiyuki Suzuki and Nobuhiro Tokunaga and Kyoji Ogoshi},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={
          799-805
        }
}
BACKGROUND The use of endoscopic dilation and a self-expandable stent for colorectal cancer (CRC) presenting with a stricture or obstruction, either prior to surgery or as a palliative measure (an alternative to colostomy), causes perforation with relative high incidence (1%-17%). OBJECTIVE To experimentally investigate risk factors associated with perforation in excised CRC specimens. DESIGN Experimental study. SETTING Ex vivo experiment on freshly excised human colon cancer specimens at… CONTINUE READING

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