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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jan 15, 2016; 8(1): 113-120
Published online Jan 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i1.113
Role of self expandable stents in management of colorectal cancers
Erdinc Cetinkaya, Ahmet Bulent Dogrul, Mehmet Bulent Tirnaksiz
Erdinc Cetinkaya, Department of General Surgery, Ankara Numune Education and Training Hospital, 06100 Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey
Ahmet Bulent Dogrul, Mehmet Bulent Tirnaksiz, Department of General Surgery, Hacettepe University Medical School, 06100 Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey
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Correspondence to: Ahmet Bulent Dogrul, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Hacettepe University Medical School, Hacettepe Mh., 06100 Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey.
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Received: June 22, 2015
Peer-review started: June 22, 2015
First decision: September 17, 2015
Revised: October 1, 2015
Accepted: November 10, 2015
Article in press: November 11, 2015
Published online: January 15, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Self-expanding metallic stent placement for malignant colorectal obstruction has gained popularity as a safe and effective procedure for relieving obstruction. This technique can be used in the palliation of malignant colorectal obstruction, as a bridge to elective surgery for resectable colorectal cancers, palliation of extracolonic malignant obstruction, and for nonmalignant etiologies such as anastomotic strictures, Crohn’s disease, radiation therapy, and diverticular diseases. In this review we aimed to evaluate the placement technique, indications and complications of self-expanding metallic stent in colorectal obstructions.