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Percutaneous Antegrade Colonic Stent Insertion Using a Proximal Trans-peritoneal Colopexy Technique

  • Bhavin KawaEmail author
  • Hemant Sharma
  • Paul Ignotus
  • Aidan Shaw
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

We thank Dr. Li and Han [1] for their interest in our recent article titled “Percutaneous Antegrade Colonic Stent Insertion Using a Proximal Trans-peritoneal Colopexy Technique”.

We would like to report all colonic stenting within our institute is performed with a combination of a highly experienced interventional endoscopist and interventional radiologist.

We have stented a number of right-sided colonic lesions with this combined approach as you have also reported in your cited studies. In our cases, a percutaneous approach was only employed for lesions that could not be reached due to colonic tortuosity/volvulus, failure to cross the lesion using combined endoscopy and fluoroscopy, or patient refusal of endoscopy.

As we have stated antegrade percutaneous colonic stenting is a useful technique in patients in whom conventional stenting with a combined endoscopic and fluoroscopic approach has failed or is unsuitable.

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states there is no conflict of interest.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Li Y, Han X. Regarding, “percutaneous antegrade colonic stent insertion using a proximal trans-peritoneal colopexy technique”. Cardiovasc Interv Radiol. 2018;41(10):1632.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00270-018-2038-5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Interventional Radiology, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TrustTunbridge Wells HospitalPemburyUK
  2. 2.Department of Gastroenterology, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TrustTunbridge Wells HospitalPemburyUK

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