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Long-term outcome of palliative treatment with self-expanding metal stents for malignant obstructions of the GI tract.

Authors
  • Larssen, Lene1
  • Medhus, Asle W
  • Körner, Hartwig
  • Glomsaker, Tom
  • Søberg, Taran
  • Gleditsch, Dagfinn
  • Hovde, Øistein
  • Tholfsen, Jan K
  • Skreden, Knut
  • Nesbakken, Arild
  • Hauge, Truls
  • 1 Department of Gastroenterology, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Oslo, Norway. [email protected] , (Norway)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2012
Volume
47
Issue
12
Pages
1505–1514
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/00365521.2012.711854
PMID: 23046494
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Long-term outcome after palliative treatment with SEMS for malignant GI and biliary obstruction shows that 70% had a patent stent until death, and that most reobstructions could be solved endoscopically. Hospital readmissions were mainly related to progression of the underlying cancer disease.

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