Use of self-expanding metallic stents in the management of obstruction of the sigmoid colon.

@article{Soonawalla1998UseOS,
  title={Use of self-expanding metallic stents in the management of obstruction of the sigmoid colon.},
  author={Zahir Soonawalla and Keerthi Thakur and Peter G. Boorman and P Macfarlane and N Sathananthan and Michael C. Parker},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1998},
  volume={171 3},
  pages={633-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of a new self-expanding metallic endoprosthesis in the management of distal colonic obstruction in seven patients. CONCLUSION. The Wallstent enteral endoprosthesis is safe and effective in relieving obstruction in patients with resectable colonic tumors. Once in place, the Wallstent permits planned elective surgery and avoids a temporary stoma. In addition, the Wallstent can palliate patients with obstruction due to… CONTINUE READING

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