Endoscopic stenting: An overview of potential complications

Sandeep Patel, Rashmi Patwardhan, John Levey

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-54
Number of pages11
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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