The Outcome of Self-Expanding Metal Stents in Elderly Patients

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Emergency surgery for large bowel obstruction is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, especially in elderly patients. Colonic self-expanding metal stents may provide temporary relief of obstructions and enable preoperative evaluation. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the clinical outcomes of… (More)
DOI: 10.4293/JSLS.2014.00038

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