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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Endoscopic techniques for gastrointestinal stenting: When and how to stent, how to manage complications, stent selection and costs. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.1, pp.32-44. ISSN 0120-9957.

Over the past century the use of stents has evolved to the point where they are no used throughout the gastrointestinal tract. The evolution of endoscopic ultrasound and signifi cant improvements in stent design have allowed endoscopists to drive the use of gastroenterological stents in new directions. Endoscopic creativity remains crucial for the evolution of new endoscopic technology. Finally, the use of multidisciplinary teams which include endoscopists, radiologists, and surgeons allows for the exchange of ideas and procedural planning necessary for successful innovation. This is a review of indications for stenting, technical aspects of implementation, appropriate stent selection for different locations and management of complications.

Keywords : Self-expanding metallic stent; malignant gastrointestinal obstruction; endoscopy; complications.

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