n South African Journal of Surgery - The role of colonic stents in 2010 : editorial
|Article Title||The role of colonic stents in 2010 : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||C. Warden and P.A. Goldberg|
|Publication Date||Nov 2010|
|Pages||107 - 108|
|Keyword(s)||University of Cape Town|
The management of left-sided malignant colonic obstruction is challenging. Despite active screening programmes, approximately 25% of colorectal cancers in the UK present with acute colonic obstruction. Emergency surgery for acute malignant colonic obstruction is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and the concept of a non-operative form of management is appealing.
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