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Archives of Surgery
Hypothesis: To assess the applicability and efficacy of endoluminal colonic wall stents (ECWSs) in the management of large bowel obstruction (LBO). Design: Inception cohort study. Setting: University-based tertiary medical center. Patients: Eleven consecutive patients with LBO in the absence of peritonitis. Intervention: Placement of ECWS under endoscopic and fluoroscopic guidance. Main Outcome Measures: The success rate in ECWS placement, the efficacy in decompressing the obstruction, and thedoi:10.1001/archsurg.135.4.434 pmid:10768708 fatcat:trahf6bqtbad7aqtto5qgkpspy