Intervention in gastrointestinal tract: the treatment of esophageal gastroduodenal and colorectal obstructions with metallic stents

Acunas M., Poyanli A., Rozanes I.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.42, no.3, pp.240-248, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0720-048x(02)00031-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-248
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


With the development of newer stent designs and delivery systems, metallic stents are currently established component of nonsurgical treatment of gastrointestinal obstructions. The use of metallic stents is not intended to be curative but palliative. This palliation may be intended for the rest of the patient's life with unresectable disease or as a temporary procedure prior to a definitive surgical procedure to allow time to improve the patient's overall medical condition or quick and noninvasive decompression of the intestinal obstruction. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.