TITLE

THE CLINICAL OUTCOMES AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF GASTRODUODENAL STENTING IN MALIGNANT DISEASE COMPARED WITH CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Stephensan, S.; Beckett, C. G.; Kay, C. L.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Expanding metal gastroduodenal stents are now being used more commonly to palliate patients with inoperable malignant gastroduodenal obstruction. Surgical bypass has reported success rate in the region of 90%; however it carries a relatively high complication rate of 25-35% and a peri-operative mortality of up to 2%. In conjunction with higher cost and a prolonged hospital stay this method of treatment is not always appropriate, particularly in patients in a poor state of health. Aim of this study is palliation of symptoms and relief of obstruction, so that feeding can continue satisfactorily is the main aim in these patients.
ACCESSION #
13219115

 

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