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Endoscopic Enteral Stenting

A stent is a hollow tube used as support to keep an obstructed area within organs, vessels, and ducts open. Enteral stents are placed within the stomach, small bowel, or colon to treat an obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract. Enteral stenting can also be used in the management of benign conditions such as leaks, fistulas, and strictures or narrowing of the GI tract.

Stents available for placement in the digestive tract include self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) for esophageal, gastroduodenal, and colonic malignant obstruction and self-expandable fully covered stents (FCSEMSs) for benign or malignant esophageal strictures and leaks

Enteral stent placement is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure. Patients will be sedated prior to the procedure. The stent will be placed via an endoscope that will be inserted through either the mouth or rectum.

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