Palliation of malignant rectal obstruction from invasive prostate cancer with multiple overlapping self-expanding metal stents

Aja S. Smith, Matthew Cole, Kenneth J. Vega, Juan Carlos Munoz

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Abstract

Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are used for colonic neoplastic and extracolonic metastatic obstruction relief. Limited data exists on their use for locally invasive prostate cancer. We describe a unique approach using overlapping SEMS to alleviate a rectosigmoid obstruction from locally invasive prostate cancer. A patient with locally advanced prostate cancer presented with obstipation and lymphedema. Placement of overlapping rectosigmoid SEMS was performed, relieving the visualized rectosigmoid obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1257-1259
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume102
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Obstruction
  • Palliation
  • Prostate
  • Rectosigmoid
  • Selfexpanding stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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