Gastrointestinal Tract Stenting

Chapter
Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)

Abstract

Enteral stent placement for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract has evolved significantly over the past decade. While the majority of enteral stent placement is still performed for malignant obstruction, advancements in endoscopic technique and device technology have opened the door for the use of enteral stenting for benign disease as well. This chapter focuses on the indications, techniques, and currently available technologies for stent placement in the esophagus, small intestine, and colon.

Keywords

Gastrointestinal Tract Stenting Esophageal Enteral 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Digestive Disease InstituteVirginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Clinical Professor of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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