Endoluminal stenting for benign colonie obstruction

R. Davidson, W. B. Sweeney*

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We report a case of complete descending colon obstruction due to diverticular disease that was initially managed by endoscopic stent placement followed by singlestage left colectomy with primary anastomosis. Traditional management of complete large bowel obstruction, whether due to benign or malignant disease, most often requires a temporary colostomy because of unprepared colon. In this case, preparation of the colon was accomplished by successful stenting of the benign colonic obstruction. We believe that endoscopic colonic stenting is an effective way of avoiding a temporary colostomy in patients with complete large bowel obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-354
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Colonic stent
  • Diverticular stricture
  • Endoprosthesis
  • Large bowel obstruction


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