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Shortcomings in colonic stenting to palliate large bowel obstruction from extracolonic malignancies.

Authors
  • Trompetas, Vasileios
  • Saunders, Mike
  • Gossage, James
  • Anderson, Hugh
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2010
Volume
25
Issue
7
Pages
851–854
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00384-010-0941-6
PMID: 20390286
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our experience does not support the routine use of colonic stenting for extracolonic cancer obstructing the colon. A more realistic approach is necessary including either the acceptance that the obstruction represents a life-ending event or proceeding immediately to a colostomy. Decisions should be individualised and stenting used after recognising its shortcomings.

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