Endoscopic stenting has become widely used for treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary strictures. These strictures may arise in the esophagus, gastroduodenal region, biliary tree or colon. In almost all cases, metallic stents should only be deployed in malignant strictures. Complications of stenting include perforation, migration, bleeding, occlusion and pain. Following is a review of endoscopic stenting and its complications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2003|
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