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Self-expanding mesh stent for endoscopic palliation of rectal obstructing tumors: a preliminary report

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The endoscopic insertion of self-expanding mesh stents in four patients affected by obstructing rectal malignant tumors is reported. The preliminary experience shows that, in the short term, normal defecation was achieved, with no complications. Longer follow-up is necessary to evaluate the duration and the quality of the palliative effect.

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Spinelli, P., Dal Fante, M. & Mancini, A. Self-expanding mesh stent for endoscopic palliation of rectal obstructing tumors: a preliminary report. Surg Endosc 6, 72–74 (1992).

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