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Fluoroscopy-Guided Peroral Placement of a Self-Expandable Metallic Stent for Malignant Jejunal Obstruction in a Non-surgically Altered Stomach

Abstract

Malignant small bowel obstruction is a common and distressing complication in advanced cancer patients. Recently, stent placement was reported to be a safe and effective alternative treatment. However, there are only a few case reports associated with stent placement in malignant jejunal obstruction. Furthermore, most patients had a history of gastrectomy before stent placement, which shortens the catheterization pathway. In our case series, we present five cases of malignant proximal jejunal obstruction in a non-surgically altered stomach in the management of fluoroscopy-guided self-expandable metallic stent placement and discuss the interventional management and clinical outcomes.

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Wang, Z., Park, JH., Kim, K.Y. et al. Fluoroscopy-Guided Peroral Placement of a Self-Expandable Metallic Stent for Malignant Jejunal Obstruction in a Non-surgically Altered Stomach. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 42, 145–149 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00270-018-2048-3

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Keywords

  • Malignant small bowel obstruction
  • Self-expandable metallic stent
  • Non-surgically altered stomach
  • Jejunum