Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 35, Issue 9, pp 912–913 | Cite as

Rectosigmoid stent for obstructing colonic neoplasms

  • Richard R. Keen
  • Charles P. Orsay
Technical Notes


Attempting proctoscopic placement of a rectosigmoid stent is proposed as a first step in treating obstructing rectosigmoid neoplasms. If stent placement is successful, elective colon resection can be performed following treatment of any coexisting medical problems that would complicate an emergency colon resection and after routine mechanical bowel preparation.

Key words

Large bowel obstruction Emergency colon resection Intraoperative colonic lavage Surgical technique 


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Copyright information

© American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard R. Keen
    • 1
  • Charles P. Orsay
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Colon and Rectal SurgeryCook County HospitalChicago

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