Treatment of malignant colonic obstructions with metal stents and laser.

  title={Treatment of malignant colonic obstructions with metal stents and laser.},
  author={Dimitrios N Xinopoulos and Dimitrios A Dimitroulopoulos and Klisthenis Tsamakidis and Nikiforos Apostolikas and Emmanuel Paraskevas},
  volume={49 44},
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined endoscopic therapy with self-expanding metallic endoprostheses and laser application in the management of malignant colonic obstruction. METHODOLOGY Between March 1998 and September 2000, obstruction of the distal colon was diagnosed in a total of 11 patients (6 M, 5 F, age range: 67-87 years, mean: 73). The site of obstruction was located in the rectosigmoid colon (n = 6), in the sigmoid colon (n = 4… CONTINUE READING


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