Malignant colon obstruction is a medical emergency and endoscopic decompression, achieved by self-expandable metal stent placement, has been broadly used for both palliation in patients with advanced, nonresectable carcinoma and as a bridge to surgery in those patients with resectable disease. We propose stent insertion assisted by a side-viewing endoscope, in sharply angulated and remarkably stenotic lesions located at the distal sigmoid. Endoscopists should consider, at least for lesions situated in the distal colon, the insertion of a side-viewing endoscope for stenting of technically difficult cases of malignant intestinal obstruction.

Side-viewing endoscope for colonic self-expandable metal stenting in patients with malignant colonic obstruction.

FUCCIO, LORENZO;EUSEBI, LEONARDO HENRY UMBERTO;BAZZOLI, FRANCO
2009

Abstract

Malignant colon obstruction is a medical emergency and endoscopic decompression, achieved by self-expandable metal stent placement, has been broadly used for both palliation in patients with advanced, nonresectable carcinoma and as a bridge to surgery in those patients with resectable disease. We propose stent insertion assisted by a side-viewing endoscope, in sharply angulated and remarkably stenotic lesions located at the distal sigmoid. Endoscopists should consider, at least for lesions situated in the distal colon, the insertion of a side-viewing endoscope for stenting of technically difficult cases of malignant intestinal obstruction.
V Cennamo; L Fuccio; L Laterza; L Ceroni; L H Eusebi; C Fabbri; F Bazzoli
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