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Gastrointestinal Tract Stenting

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Self-expandable enteral stent placement for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract has evolved significantly over the past decade. Improved stent flexibility and the availability of partially, fully and uncovered endoprostheses have allowed the placement of small diameter self-expanding stents with high rates of technical and clinical success. While the majority of enteral stent placement is performed to palliate malignant mechanical obstruction, the advancements in technique and device technology have created suitable alternative endoscopic options for benign conditions. At the present time, outcome data for those receiving enteral stents for malignant conditions supports this as a favorable alternative to more invasive therapeutic options. However, the outcome data for enteral stenting in benign conditions is complex and a direct correlate to the clinical challenges providers face when treating these conditions. This chapter focuses on the indications, techniques, up-to-date outcome data, and currently available technologies for stent placement in the esophagus, small intestine, and colon.

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Razzak, A.A., Ross, A.S., Kozarek, R.A. (2018). Gastrointestinal Tract Stenting. In: Sridhar, S., Wu, G. (eds) Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Gastroenterology. Clinical Gastroenterology. Humana Press, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62993-3_20

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