Placement of self-expanding metal stents for acute malignant large-bowel obstruction: A collective review

@article{Dauphine2002PlacementOS,
  title={Placement of self-expanding metal stents for acute malignant large-bowel obstruction: A collective review},
  author={Christine E. Dauphine and Patrick Y. Tan and Robert W. Beart and Petar Vukasin and Hartley Cohen and Marvin L. Corman},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={9},
  pages={574-579}
}
The purpose of this study was to review our experience with self-expanding metal stents as the initial interventional approach in the management of acute malignant large-bowel obstruction. Twenty-six patients who underwent placement of colonic stents at our institution between June 1994 and June 2000 were identified and reviewed. In 14 patients, the stents were placed for palliation, whereas in 12, they were placed as a bridge to surgery. In 22 patients (85%), stent placement was successful on… CONTINUE READING
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