Editorial: Endoscopic stent placement as a bridge to surgery in malignant colorectal obstruction: A balance between study validity and real-world applicability

Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, Todd H. Baron

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Abstract

The premise of self-expandable metal stent placement to restore luminal continuity in patients with acute left-sided malignant colonic obstruction is intuitively logical. However, the available body of literature addressing their benefit in this setting is contradictory. We sought to briefly critique the available literature and put the findings of Jiménez-Pérez et al. published in this current issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology in perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2181-2182
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume106
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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