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Bowel Perforation and Other Complications Associated with a Colonic Stent

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A colon stent may be placed in a patient with bowel obstruction, typically for a colonic adenocarcinoma or a stricture. The goal may be palliation or a temporary measure prior to definitive resection. Unfortunately, the use of a stent may be associated with a number of complications.

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