Usefulness of multifunctional gastrointestinal coil catheter for colorectal stent placement

Tae Hyung Kim, Ho Young Song, Ji Hoon Shin, In Kook Park, Jin Hyoung Kim, Jin Oh Lim, Kyung Rae Kim, Eugene K. Choi

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a multifunctional gastrointestinal coil catheter for stent placement in 98 patients with colorectal strictures. The catheter was used in 98 consecutive patients for stent placement in the rectum (n = 24), recto-sigmoid (n = 13), sigmoid (n = 38), descending (n = 6), transverse (n = 11), splenic flexure (n = 3), hepatic flexure (n = 2), and ascending (n = 1) colon. The catheter was made of a stainless steel coil (1.3 mm in inner diameter), a 0.4-mm nitinol wire, a polyolefin tube, and a hemostasis valve. Usefulness of the catheter was evaluated depending on whether the catheter could pass a stricture over a guide wire and whether measurement of the stricture length was possible. The passage of the catheter over a guide wire beyond the stricture was technically successful and well tolerated in 93 (94.9%) of 98 patients. In the failed five patients, it was not possible to negotiate the guide wire due to presence of nearly complete small bowel obstruction. The average length of stricture was 6.15 cm (range, 3 cm to 20 cm) in patients with the colorectal stricture. There were no procedure-related complications. In conclusion, the multifunctional coil catheter seems to be useful in colorectal stent placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2530-2534
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 4 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colon
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Interventional procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Kim, T. H., Song, H. Y., Shin, J. H., Park, I. K., Kim, J. H., Lim, J. O., Kim, K. R., & Choi, E. K. (2008). Usefulness of multifunctional gastrointestinal coil catheter for colorectal stent placement. European Radiology, 18(11), 2530-2534. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-008-1042-6