Enteral stents in malignant bowel obstruction

Abdul Aziz Aadam, John A. Martin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Colorectal stent placement offers a minimally invasive approach for relief of malignant bowel obstruction. Stent placement is safe and effective in carefully selected patients as a bridge to surgery or for definitive palliation of obstruction. Concerns remain regarding the long-term efficacy of stent placement and related complications. Future studies are needed to identify patients who are the best candidates for stent placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-164
Number of pages12
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Colonic stent
  • Gastroduodenal stent
  • Malignant bowel obstruction
  • Self-expanding metal stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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