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, 8 (4), 198-204

Role of Colonic Stents in the Management of Colorectal Cancers

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Role of Colonic Stents in the Management of Colorectal Cancers

Jayesh Sagar. World J Gastrointest Endosc.

Abstract

Colorectal cancer is one of the commonly encountered cancers across the Western World. In United Kingdom, this constitutes third most common ranked cancer and second most common ranked cause of cancer related deaths. Its acute presentation as a malignant colonic obstruction imposes challenges in its management. Colonic stent has been used for many years to alleviate acute obstruction in such cases allowing optimisation of patient's physiological status and adequate staging of cancer. In this review, current literature evidence regarding use of colonic stent in acute malignant colonic obstruction is critically appraised and recommendations on the use of colonic stent are advocated.

Keywords: Cancer; Colorectal; Emergency; Stent; Surgery.

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