The cost effectiveness of self-expanding metal stents in the management of malignant left-sided large bowel obstruction.

@article{Osman2000TheCE,
  title={The cost effectiveness of self-expanding metal stents in the management of malignant left-sided large bowel obstruction.},
  author={Osman and Mustafa S. Rashid and Sathananthan and Parker},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2000},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          233-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Self-expanding metal stents have been developed to treat acute left-sided large bowel obstruction, either for palliation or for bowel decompression prior to subsequent abdominal surgery. The cost effectiveness of stenting vs surgical decompression has been analysed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between April 1997 and April 1998, 16 patients with acute large bowel obstruction were managed by self-expanding metal stents. This group was compared with 10 unselected patients previously managed… CONTINUE READING

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