Uncovered self-expandable metallic stent placement as a first-line palliative therapy in unresectable malignant duodenal obstruction.

@article{Ahn2012UncoveredSM,
  title={Uncovered self-expandable metallic stent placement as a first-line palliative therapy in unresectable malignant duodenal obstruction.},
  author={Hyung Su Ahn and Su Jin Hong and Jong Ho Moon and Bong Min Ko and Hyun Jong Choi and Jae Pil Han and Jin Seok Park and Myung Soo Kang and Joo Young Cho and Joon Seong Lee and Moon Sung Lee},
  journal={Journal of digestive diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={628-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To report treatment outcomes and complications of uncovered self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) as a first-line therapy for inoperable malignant duodenal obstructions in our hospital. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed in patients who had undergone placement of uncovered SEMS as a first-line therapy for inoperable malignant duodenal obstruction from August 2001 to July 2011. Treatment outcomes and complications of the procedures were investigated. RESULTS In total… CONTINUE READING
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