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Gastrointestinal Tract Stenting

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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.

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  • Gastrointestinal
  • Tract
  • Stenting
  • Esophageal
  • Enteral

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Ross, A.S., Kozarek, R.A. (2011). Gastrointestinal Tract Stenting. In: Wu, G., Sridhar, S. (eds) Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Gastroenterology. Clinical Gastroenterology. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-044-7_3

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